.ZABW File Extension

File Type:
Compressed AbiWord Document File

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

What is a ZABW file?

Zabw file extension has Compressed AbiWord Document file type, developed by AbiSource, which is associated with the "text files" category.

AbiWord is an open source and freeware word processor, which saves its documents in files with this extension. A ZABW document is a .ABW file that was processed with Gzip compression. ZABW files are different from .BZABW files which use the Bzip2 compression method. AbiWord documents use uncompressed XML text; this is why the ZABW format is helpful allowing to reduce the file size.

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

zabw file icon
File Type:
Compressed AbiWord Document File
Text Files

How to open ZABW file?

Double click the zabw 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 .zabw 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 zabw 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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Method 2: Download the appropriate software

The given list provides programs which may be used for opening or converting the zabw 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 ZABW 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 zabw file as well. Download Universal File Viewer for your OS.

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