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AB2 file format description

AB2 file format

We made this page to help you understand how to work with AB2 files. Here, you can find info on software that can handle these files. It includes simple programs for opening and converting them.

Learn about the AB2 file and its functions here!

We also explain how to convert them into other types. It's simple and hassle-free. For opening or changing AB2 files, this page offers all the tools you need.

#1 Print Shop Addressbook Data

The AB2 file is categorized under Data. It is associated with Print Shop, serving as a Print Shop Addressbook Data. The Print Shop is a basic desktop publishing software package originally published in 1984 by Broderbund. Visit the website of Print Shop for a detailed description of the AB2 format.

Application:Print Shop
Category:Data files
Mime-type:application/octet-stream
Magic:- / -
Aliases:-

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#2 Blitz Basic Code

The BB file is a Blitz Basic, Blitz3D or Blitz Plus code. The .bb suffix was originally created for the Blitz BASIC language for the AMIGA computers by ACID SOFTWARE from New Zealand. It represents an encoded Blitz BASIC source code. Actually it has ported to WINDOWS from BLITZ RESEARCH, the new ACID SOFTWARE brand and it is a plain text WINDOWS file.

Application:BlitzBasic
Category:Development files
Mime-type:text/plain
Magic:- / -
Aliases:ab2, bb2

Blitz Basic Code related extensions

  • bb Blitz Basic Code

Did someone accidentally misspell the AB2 filename?

The AB2 filename extension may be misspelled. We compiled a list of similar file extensions to help you find errors.

Filename extensions similar to AB2:

Windows can't open your AB2 file?

When you try to open a file by double-clicking it, Windows looks at the file's name to figure out what to do. If Windows doesn't know the file type, it'll ask you to choose an app to open this AB2 file.

To set the AB2 file association in Windows 11, you can follow these steps

  1. Open the Settings app by clicking on the Start menu and selecting the gear icon.
  2. In the Settings app, click on System and then select Apps from the left-hand side menu.
  3. Scroll down and click on the Default apps option.
  4. In the Default apps section, you will find various categories. They include Email, Web browser, and Music player.
  5. Locate the category that matches the file type you want to associate. For example, choose Photos for image files, or Video player for video files.
  6. Click on the current default app listed under the category. A list of available apps will appear.
  7. Choose the app you want to set as the default for that file type. If the app you want is not listed, click on More apps to see more options. Or, click on Look for an app in the Microsoft Store to search for apps.
  8. After selecting the app, it will become the default choice for opening files of that type.

It's worth mentioning that you don't always need to set AB2 file association. Many apps can open files. They don't need a specific file association to be set.

Handle AB2 files with care

Exercise caution when handling AB2 files from unknown sources. Files from certain sources can threaten your computer's security. They might contain malware, viruses, or harmful software. To minimize risks, avoid downloading or opening unfamiliar AB2 files. Use trusted antivirus software to scan files from unknown sources before opening.

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