.ABC File Extension

File Type:
ABC Music Notation

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

What is an ABC file?

Abc file extension has ABC Music Notation file type, which is associated with the "audio files" category.

Created with the help of the ABC musical notation language, the file contains the composition, which comes in a text ASCII format. The music file may be translated, played back, or laid out in a score. Users can easily convert ABC files to the MusicXML format through a proper Web service, known as Abc2xml.

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

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File Type:
ABC Music Notation
Audio Files

How to open ABC file?

Double click the abc 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 .abc 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 abc 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".

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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 abc 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 ABC 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 abc file as well. Download Universal File Viewer for your OS.

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