The File Extensions Database

.ABF File Extension

  • Developer by: Adobe Systems
  • Category: Font Files

What is an .ABF file?

.ABF is Adobe Binary Screen Font File

Binary encoding of Adobe's character bitmap distribution formation, which is an ASCII text-encoded font format; each ABF file consists of a sequence of 8-bit bytes; character bitmaps are stored in a "strike" format, which is a rectangular pixel array; the height of the rectangle is the height of the tallest character in the font and the width is the sum of all the character widths.

The ABF format is also known as the "Adobe Glyph Bitmap Distribution Format."

File Type 2 Analysis Services Backup File
Developer by: Microsoft Category: Backup Files Format: Binary

Backup file created by Analysis Services, a component of Microsoft SQL Server used for online analytical processing (OLAP) and data mining; contains a backup of "cubes," which are groups of metadata that specify dimensions, or a schema, for analyzing data that may reside in local or remote database locations; allows the analytics data to be restored or replicated.

Programs that open Analysis Services Backup File
Microsoft SQL Server 2016

How to solve problems with ABF files

  • Associate the ABF file extension with the correct application. On :
    Windows: Right click on any ABF file and then click "Open with" > "Choose another app". Now select another program and check the box "Always use this app to open *.ABF files". Mac: Right click (or Ctrl-click) the ABF file, then click "Open with" > "Other...". Then choose another program and check the "Always Open With" box. Linux: Right click on the file, and select "Open with" and choose another program. iPhone: Tap the file. If you do not see an app to open the file, then tap Share "Share" and choose an app. Alternatively, save the file. Then open the Files app Files app. There long-press on the file, then release your finger. You will see a black menu bar. Then tap "Share" and select an app. Android: Tap the Settings icon on your smartphone, then tap on the Apps section. There tap the Options icon in the top right-hand corner of the screen to change the default apps.
  • Update your software that should actually open .ABF is Adobe Binary Screen Font File. Because only the current version supports the latest ABF file format. Search, therefore, e.g. on the Adobe Systems manufacturer website after an available .ABF is Adobe Binary Screen Font File update.
  • To make sure that your ABF file is not corrupted or virus-infected, get the file again and scan it with antivirus software.