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What are ZABW files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening a ZABW file or are you simply curious about its contents? We're here to explain the properties of these files and provide you with software that can open or handle your ZABW files.

What is a ZABW file?

A .ZABW file is an AbiWord Compressed Document file.

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.

How to open ZABW files

We have identified one ZABW opener that is compatible with this specific type of ZABW file.

Programs that open AbiWord Compressed Document files


Last updated: July 31, 2023

Various apps that use files with this extension

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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