ABF File Type

- The quick facts

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. Through our analysis of ABF files, we know that one use of the format is Altair Binary Format. We have not yet described in detail what these files contain and what they are used for, but our team is working tiredlessly through thousands of file formats. We'd love hearing from you if you have information about the format.

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

Suggest another file format using extension ABF

While we know of one file format using the .ABF 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 .ABF file.

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