ABF File

What are ABF files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening an ABF file or just wondering what they contain? We explain what these files are used for and show you software that we know can open or otherwise handle your files.

What is an ABF file?

An .ABF file is an Altair Binary Format file.

We have not yet analyzed in detail what these files contain and what they are used for. We're working on it.

How to open ABF files

Important: Different programs may use files with the ABF file extension for different purposes, so unless you are sure which format your ABF file is, you may need to try a few different programs.

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested 8 different ABF openers which you will find listed below.

Last updated: August 12, 2021

Various apps that use files with this extension

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

ClampfitClampfitUser submitted
RETAS!PRO Infinity PaintManRETAS!PRO Infinity PaintManUser submitted
SnapGene ViewerSnapGene ViewerUser submitted
Eisoo AnyBackup Standard EditionEisoo AnyBackup Standard EditionUser submitted
qubqubUser submitted
SnapGeneSnapGeneUser submitted
RETAS!LITE Debut PaintMan LITERETAS!LITE Debut PaintMan LITEUser submitted

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