File Extension ABK

  • Full name
    Ability Write Backup Format
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Have you encountered a problem with a ABK file? Don’t you know which program opens a file with this extension? You will find all the information you need about working with a ABK file here. In the further part of this page we have added a list of programs that should open your ABK file. It is enough you choose a proper application for your operating system, download and install it.


The file extension ABK marks files of the word processing Write documents of the Ability Office in the native, proprietary format of the application. These files include text, formatting, fonts, graphics, and images.
They contain a slightly older version of the current document. Write can open these files directly.
Write is part of the Ability Office and not available separately. The software package is available in different editions and was also licensed by other manufacturers. These sell the products under their own name and with a partially adapted interface.

Programs which can open a ABK file

How to open a ABK file? Advice and guidance

Absolutely most often appearing reason that prevents you from opening the ABK file is the lack of a proper application to support it in your operating system. It is notably the first thing you need to address. When one of the programs to support a ABK file from the list is already installed, you can try to rerun the file. The system should display a message asking you to choose a primary application to support ABK files. At this point we are looking for disk space where the application was installed in and we can link it with a ABK file. Since then, our operating system will use the selected program to support all ABK files.

Other issues

Despite the described problem with ABK there may be many more problems. If the existing operations were not effective, get involved with the following matters:

- verify that the ABK file is not damaged and that it has been downloaded or copied in whole
- verify that the file has a file extension that has not been intentionally changed (for example, if it do not contain other information than its extension suggests)
- make sure again whether the ABK file type is linked in the operating system with a proper program
- make sure that the file is not infected with a virus and you have up to date software and drivers.

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