ABK File Type

- The quick facts

What are ABK files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening an ABK 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 ABK file?

Files that contain the .abk file extension usually contain backup files that may be associated with a variety of different software applications. These files contain a backup copy of a file that is currently in use by another software application.

The ABK file format is also used to recover files that have been lost due to computer crashes or corruption of a computer file due to virus attacks or hardware malfunctions. Popular applications that use the ABK file format for backup file purposes include the CorelDRAW and Avigo software programs.

The Need for Speed gaming software also uses the .abk file suffix. These ABK files contain audio files that are used by the application during a user's gameplay.

How to open ABK files

Important: Different programs may use files with the ABK file extension for different purposes, so unless you are sure which format your ABK 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 ABK openers which you will find listed below.

Last updated: April 14, 2021

Suggest another file format using extension ABK

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

Various apps that use files with this extension

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

Ability OfficeAbility OfficeUser submitted
Handy Address Book ClientHandy Address Book ClientUser submitted
ACI CollectionACI CollectionUser submitted
Microsoft Windows Media PlayerMicrosoft Windows Media PlayerUser submitted
QuickTimeQuickTimeUser submitted
ACI ReportACI ReportUser submitted
Adolix Outlook Express BackupAdolix Outlook Express BackupUser submitted
We have not verified any software that we know for certain will work with ABK-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 ABK-files. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!