The File Extensions Database

.ABS File Extension

  • Developer by: ComponentAce
  • Category: Database Files
  • Format: Binary

What is an .ABS file?

.ABS is Absolute Database File

An ABS file is a database file created by Absolute Database, a database engine for the Delphi software development IDE. It stores data in a structured, relational format and supports encryption and in-memory performance. ABS files are used by software developers for storing data with their applications.

You can create an ABS database using the DBManager utility included with the Absolute DB installation set, which is located in the following directory:


You can also create an ABS database from your application using the CreateDatabase method of the TABSDatabase component.

NOTE: Absolute Database is used as an alternative to the Borland Database Engine (BDE).

Programs that open Absolute Database File
ComponentAce Absolute Database
File Type 2 TurboZIP Auto Compress Script
Developer by: FileStream Category: Settings Files Format: Zip

File created by TurboZIP, a file compression and decompression utility; saves all of the criteria specified by the user for compressing a group of files, and can be reused for compressing a different group of files with the same options.

To create an Auto Compress Script, choose File → Auto Compress Script → New from the TurboZIP application menu.

Programs that open TurboZIP Auto Compress Script
FileStream TurboZIP
File Type 3 Avant Browser Skin File
Developer by: Avant Force Category: Settings Files Format: Binary

Older skin format used by Avant Browser, a customizable Web browser; specifies the appearance of the browser's user interface and includes custom graphics; replaced by the .SKN format in newer versions of the browser.

Programs that open Avant Browser Skin File
Avant Force Avant Browser
File Type 4 AB SuDoKu Saved Game
Developer by: AB SuDoKu Category: Game Files Format: Binary

Saved game file created by AB SuDoKu, a Sudoku puzzle game for Windows that has been discontinued; saves the state of a Sudoku puzzle (only supports a 24x24 grid size) and allows the game to be continued later.

Programs that open AB SuDoKu Saved Game

How to solve problems with ABS files

  • Associate the ABS file extension with the correct application. On :
    Windows: Right click on any ABS file and then click "Open with" > "Choose another app". Now select another program and check the box "Always use this app to open *.ABS files". Mac: Right click (or Ctrl-click) the ABS 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 .ABS is Absolute Database File. Because only the current version supports the latest ABS file format. Search, therefore, e.g. on the ComponentAce manufacturer website after an available .ABS is Absolute Database File update.
  • To make sure that your ABS file is not corrupted or virus-infected, get the file again and scan it with antivirus software.