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Details of extension .ab

3 extension(s) and 0 alias(es) in our database

Below, you can find answers to the following questions:

  • What is the .ab file?
  • Which program can create the .ab file?
  • Where can you find a description of the .ab format?
  • What can convert .ab files to a different format?
  • Which MIME-type is associated with the .ab extension?
.ab
Applix Builder Data .ab file icon

Applix Builder Data

The AB file is an Applix Builder Data. Applix Builder is a graphical rapid application development environment with object-oriented tools and features.
 
Category: Development files
Application: Applix Builder
Program name: -
Mime-type: application/octet-stream
Magic bytes (HEX): -
Magic string (ASCII): -
Aliases:
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Related extensions:
.am Applix Builder Shelf Macro
.abo Applix Builder Object
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.ab
Android ADB Backup Archive .ab file icon

Android ADB Backup Archive

The AB file is an Android ADB Backup Archive. Android Debug Bridge (adb) is a versatile command line tool that lets you communicate with an emulator instance or connected Android-powered device.
 
Category: Archive files
Application: Android SDK
Program name: adb.exe
Mime-type: application/octet-stream
Magic bytes (HEX): -
Magic string (ASCII): -
Aliases:
-
Related extensions:
.igl igLoader Plugin
.cpgs cPGS Addon Package
.nbp ArcSoft Totalmedia Backup Archive
.jma NSRT Compressed Game ROM
.kry Krypter Encrypted Data
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.ab
Android Debug Bridge Backup .ab file icon

Android Debug Bridge Backup

The AB file is an Android Debug Bridge Backup. Android is a mobile operating system developed by Google.
 
Category: Development files
Application: Android OS
Program name: -
Mime-type: application/octet-stream
Magic bytes (HEX): -
Magic string (ASCII): -
Aliases:
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Related extensions:
.abex Enhanced Android Backup
.fota Android Firmware Upgrade Package
.wgz S60 Web Runtime Widget Package
.sis Symbian Install Package
.thumbnail Android Thumbnail Cache Data
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Other types of files may also use the .ab file extension. If you have helpful information about .ab extension, write to us!

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

We found the following similar extensions in our database:

.an ETCBC Analysis Data
.ah SEED AH Seismogram Data
.av Final Draft AV v1 Document
.qb Qubicle Binary Data
.ba Scifer External Header Archive
.ag Applixware Graphic

The .ab filename extension is often given incorrectly!

According to the searches on our site, these misspellings were the most common in the past year:

xb (1), qb (1), av (1), ah (1), af (1), zb (1), wb (1), ba (1), an (1), ag (1)

Can't open a .ab file?

If you want to open a .ab file on your computer, you just need to have the appropriate program installed. If the .ab association isn't set correctly, you may receive the following error message:

Windows can't open this file:

File: example.ab

To open this file, Windows needs to know what program you want to use to open it. Windows can go online to look it up automatically, or you can manually select from a list of programs that are installed on your computer.

To change file associations:

  • Right-click a file with the extension whose association you want to change, and then click Open With.
  • In the Open With dialog box, click the program whith which you want the file to open, or click Browse to locate the program that you want.
  • Select the Always use the selected program to open this kind of file check box.

Supported operating systems

Windows Server 2016/2019/2022, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10, Windows 11, Linux, Mac OS X, macOS, iOS, Android