How to open ZABW files

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

What is a ZABW file?

ZABW files are AbiWord Compressed Document files, which you can read more about below.

The ZABW 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 a ZABW opener may not be able to open all kinds of ZABW files. In this case, though, we only know of one specific use.

AbiWord Compressed Document

AbiWord is a word processor much like Microsoft Word. It has an option to save the documents in compressed form to save space. These compressed files use file extension ZABW, whereas normal uncompressed documents use file extension abw.

Software that will open, convert or fix these specific ZABW files

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We have not verified any programs that we know for certain can work with ZABW-files on Mac. If you know one, please use the Suggest link below and tell us about it!
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ZABW file openers, viewers, etc.

These apps are known to open certain types of ZABW files. Remember, different programs may use ZABW 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 programs that we know for certain can work with ZABW-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 ZABW-files. If you know one, please use the Suggest link below and tell us about it!