ABW file format description
Many people share .abw files without attaching instructions on how to use it. Yet it isn’t evident for everyone which program a .abw file can be edited, converted or printed with. On this page, we try to provide assistance for handling .abw files.
1 filename extension(s) found in our database.
.abw - AbiWord Document
ABW file is an AbiWord Document. AbiWord is a free word processor licensed under the GNU General Public License (GPL).
Naturally, other applications may also use the .abw file extension. Even harmful programs can create .abw files. Be especially cautious with .abw files coming from an unknown source!
Can't open a .abw file?
When you double-click a file to open it, Windows examines the filename extension. If Windows recognizes the filename extension, it opens the file in the program that is associated with that filename extension. When Windows does not recognize a filename extension, you receive the following message:
Windows can't open this file:
To open this file, Windows needs to know what program you want to use to open it. Windows can go online to look it up automatically, or you can manually select one from a list of programs that are installed on your computer.
To avoid this error, you need to set the file association correctly.
- Open Control Panel > Control Panel Home > Default Programs > Set Associations.
- Select a file type in the list and click Change Program.
The .abw file extension is often given incorrectly!
According to the searches on our site, these misspellings were the most common in the past year:
ab, xbw, bw, awb, avw, agw, abs, abe, aba, qbw, baw, aw, anw, afw, abq
Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?
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