The File Extensions Database

.ZABW File Extension

  • Developer by: AbiSource
  • Category: Text Files
  • Format: Binary

What is an .ZABW file?

.ZABW is Compressed AbiWord Document File

Compressed document created by AbiWord, an open source word processor; contains an .ABW document that has been compressed using Gzip compression; differs from an .BZABW file, which is compressed with Bzip2 compression.

ZABW files are useful for reducing the size of AbiWord documents, which are stored using uncompressed XML text.

Programs that open Compressed AbiWord Document File
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How to solve problems with ZABW files

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