File Extension ABW

  • Full name
    AbiWord Document Format
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Have you encountered a problem with a ABW 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 ABW file here. In the further part of this page we have added a list of programs that should open your ABW file. It is enough you choose a proper application for your operating system, download and install it.


ABW files are document files in the native format of the word processing software AbiWord. AbiWord is an open source word processor. Abw is an XML-based format that can include text, images, tables, and footnotes.

AbiWord can also be started without installation (portable version) and can thus easily be used to convert ABW files to other formats.

Programs which can open a ABW file

How to open a ABW file? Advice and guidance

Absolutely most often appearing reason that prevents you from opening the ABW 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 ABW 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 ABW files. At this point we are looking for disk space where the application was installed in and we can link it with a ABW file. Since then, our operating system will use the selected program to support all ABW files.

Other issues

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

- verify that the ABW 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 ABW 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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