.AB File Extension

File Type:
Android ADB Backup File

Having trouble opening .ab extension? Don't panic! This page explains what ab files are as well as suggests programs you may use to open ab files. You can download these programs through this page.

What is an AB file?

Ab file extension has Android ADB Backup file type, developed by Google, which is associated with the "backup files" category.

Generated with Android Debug Bridge, the backup file stores data that is related to user’s system and programs, and derived from an Android 4.0 or later device. The file may be used to save or restore snapshots from the device.

However, AB files do not contain .APK applications besides their supporting data. 

To learn how you can open the given file, read the information below.

ab file icon
File Type:
Android ADB Backup File
Backup Files

How to open AB file?

Double click the ab file to open it. The file will open automatically if file associations have been correctly installed and there is a proper program on your computer; if not, file associations may be corrupted and your OS either cannot find the proper program, or you might not have one for opening the file. First, we recommend downloading our utility to fix file association errors; then, you can download any program for opening the .ab extension from the ones suggested below. If you are certain there is nothing wrong with the file associations, you may proceed to method 2 right away; besides, if you can't make up your mind when choosing the right program, use Universal File Viewer from the last method.

Method 1: Fix file association errors

Follow these steps in order to automatically fix the ab extension associations' problem in no time:

  • Step 1: Click on "Download Solution" to download automatic tool provided by WikiExt.
  • Step 2: Click "Start Scan" to identify all potential issues.
  • Step 3: Review scan results and click "Fix Items".

File Size: 3.04 MB, Download time: < 1 min. on DSL/ADSL/Cable

This Tool is Compatible With: Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8/8.1, 10

Method 2: Download the appropriate software

The given list provides programs which may be used for opening or converting the ab file. Choose the proper program for your OS, and click it to start the download or proceed to the developer's website.

Programs that open AB files

Method 3: Use universal file viewer

In addition to the list of programs above, we recommend using Universal File Viewer. This tool can open over 250 file extensions and, most likely, it will be able to open the ab file as well. Download Universal File Viewer for your OS.

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