ADB File - opening and understanding

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

What is an ADB file?

An .ADB file is a CorelCENTRAL Address Book file. ADB is short for Address Book, and these files contain appointments, contacts, emails, and other data entered through CorelCENTRAL, a Personal Information Management application by Corel. The address book imports all your current clients into its database from sources like your Windows or MAPI address books. You can even synchronize your CorelCENTRAL with your Microsoft Outlook account; this allows for CorelCENTRAL to remind you of important meetings.

How to open ADB 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 ADB for different purposes.

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

Other file formats using extension .ADB

While CorelCENTRAL Address Book is a popular type of ADB-file, we know of 2 different uses of the .ADB extension.

The ADB file extension indicates to your device which app can open the file. However, different apps may use the same file extension for different types of data. So an ADB opener may not be able to open all kinds of ADB files. In this case, look through both formats to make sure you find the best suited ADB viewer.

HP Phone/Database/Note database

Through our analysis of ADB files, we know that one use of the format is HP Phone/Database/Note database. 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.

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

Various viewers for this file format

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

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