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Details of extension .hab

On this page, we're going to take a closer look at the .hab file extension, which is related to HelpMaker Backup Data.

We'll explain what exactly a .hab file format is and how you can use it. If you're interested in learning more details about this type of file, we'll show you where to find them. And if you ever need to convert .hab files into different formats, we'll give you some tips on how to do that too.

Let's see the file format associated with this file extension!


  1. HelpMaker Backup Data

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HelpMaker Backup Data

hab file - HelpMaker Backup Data
The HAB file belongs to the Data category and works with HelpMaker Help Authoring Tool, being used as a HelpMaker Backup Data. HelpMaker is a Help Authoring Tool to make WinHelp, HTML-Help, HTML-Website and RTF files. The developer is still actively supporting the HelpMaker Help Authoring Tool, likely. According to our data, HelpMaker Help Authoring Tool uses one more file types.
Program name: -
Category: Data files
Mime-type: application/octet-stream
Related extensions:
.sh4 HelpMaker Help Authoring Tool Data

The .hab file extension might not only belong to a single type of file, there could be various kinds that use it. Keep in mind that files with the .hab extension may contain various content types. If you have helpful information about this extension, write to us!

Could someone have spelled the .hab file extension wrong?

In our database, we came across the following similar extensions:

.ha HA Compressed Archive
.hba ThreadSpace: Hyperbol Data
.ab Applix Builder Data
.han Headline Studio Animation
.nab Novell GroupWise Addressbook
.mab Markaby Script

The .hab extension is frequently misused

People sometimes confuse the .hab filename extension. Based on the searches on our site, here are the most common misspellings from the past year.

ha (1), hba (1), ab (1), han (1), nab (1), mab (1), hxb (1), jab (1), tab (1), ahb (1)

Having trouble opening a .hab file?

If you want to open a .hab file on your computer, you just need to have the appropriate program installed. Incorrect settings for the .hab association can trigger this error.

Windows can't open this file:

File: example.hab

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 with 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