ABS File - opening and understanding

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

What is an ABS file?

Files that contain the .abs file extension are most commonly associated with MPEG audio sound files. These MPEG files contain the audio-visual data for movie, music and video files in a compressed file format and are saved with the .abs file extension. These ABS files are audio files that follow the MPEG coding standards.

The GNU C Compiler ELF/DWARF files also use the .abs file suffix. These files contain absolute files that are used by the compiler.

The Avant Web browser also uses the .abs file extension. These ABS files contain skin files that allow a user to customize the look and feel of the Avant browser interface.

How to open ABS 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 ABS for different purposes.

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested 10 different ABS openers which you will find listed below.

Suggest another file format using extension ABS

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

Various viewers for this file format

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

HerosoftHerosoftUser submitted
sakura editorsakura editorUser submitted
Herosoft HeroVideoHerosoft HeroVideoUser submitted
ARCHIBUSARCHIBUSUser submitted
STHVCDSTHVCDUser submitted
GRAMS/AIGRAMS/AIUser submitted
MemostationMemostationUser submitted
AusLogics Visual StylerAusLogics Visual StylerUser submitted
Application SimpleBSDFSurfaceViewerApplication SimpleBSDFSurfaceViewerUser submitted
Eisoo AnyBackup Standard EditionEisoo AnyBackup Standard EditionUser submitted
We have not verified any software that we know for certain will work with ABS-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 ABS-files. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!