How to open ABF files

Did your computer fail to open an ABF file? We explain what ABF files are and recommend software that we know can open or convert your files.

What is an ABF file?

The ABF file extension indicates to your device which app can open the file. However, different programs may use the ABF file type for different types of data.

We are aware of 1 different use of the ABF extension, which you can read more about below.

Altair Binary Format

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.

We have not verified any programs yet that works with this specific format. If you know any, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below. Thanks!

Software that will open, convert or fix ABF files

These apps are known to open certain types of ABF files. Since many different programs may use ABF files for different purposes, you may need to try a few of the apps to open your specific ABF file.

SnapGene ViewerSnapGene ViewerUser submitted
ATLUS REALATLUS REALUser submitted
ClampfitClampfitUser submitted
RETAS!PRO Infinity PaintManRETAS!PRO Infinity PaintManUser 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 programs that we know for certain can work with ABF-files on Mac. If you know one, please use the Suggest link below and tell us about it!
We have not verified any online services that we know for certain can work with ABF-files. If you know one, please use the Suggest link below and tell us about it!