ABA File - opening and understanding

Did your computer fail to open an ABA file? We explain what they are used for and recommend software that we know can open or otherwise handle your .ABA files.

What is an ABA file?

The .aba file type is a format typically found affixed in files that serve as address book archive files created by Palm mobile devices. ABA means Address Book Archive. Files with .aba extension contains contact listings complete with name, organization, email address, phone number, title, and photos. This archive file is also used to secure the connectivity of computer and mobile devices with regards to the personal contact information and serve as a backup file in case of corruption of both mentioned gadgets.

The .aba files are specifically made to restore contact information on Palm mobile devices. The .aba files may be used by Palm Desktop on a Mac or PC computer in order to synchronize the contacts to a new Palm and/ or for safekeeping purposes.

Moreover, since .aba files are archived it may contain other files and information. When the user tried to delete a contact on palm device, the device will ask if the user wants to archive the file before deleting. When the contact is archived, most often than not, the .dat files and .bak files are made. To properly open and manage these files including the .aba file, the user should download and install the Palm Desktop Software.

How to open ABA files

You will need a program compatible with the specific file you are trying to open, as different programs may use files with file extension ABA for different purposes.

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested 1 different ABA openers which you will find listed below.

Suggest another file format using extension ABA

While we know of one file format using the .ABA file extension, there may be more. It is widespread that different programs use files with the same file extension for very different types of data. Please let us know if you are aware of a different kind of .ABA file.

Various viewers for this file format

These apps are known to open certain types of ABA files. Remember, different programs may use ABA files for different purposes, so you may need to try out a few of them to be able to open your specific file.

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We have not verified any software that we know for certain will work with ABA-files on Mac. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!
We have not verified any web services that we know for certain will work with ABA-files. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!