HAB file format description

Many people share .hab files without attaching instructions on how to use it. Yet it isn’t evident for everyone which program a .hab file can be edited, converted or printed with. On this page, we try to provide assistance for handling .hab files.

1 filename extension(s) found in our database.

.hab - HelpMaker Backup Data

The HAB data files are related to HelpMaker Help Authoring Tool. The HAB file is a HelpMaker Backup Data. HelpMaker is a Help Authoring Tool to make WinHelp, HTML-Help, HTML-Website and RTF files.

HelpMaker Help Authoring Tool
Data files
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Naturally, other applications may also use the .hab file extension. Even harmful programs can create .hab files. Be especially cautious with .hab files coming from an unknown source!

Can't open a .hab 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.

The .hab file extension is often given incorrectly!

According to the searches on our site, these misspellings were the most common in the past year:

ab, ahb, bab, gab, ha, haf, hag, han, hav, hb, hba, hxb, jab, mab, nab

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

Similar file extensions in our database:

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Yabasic Source Code
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Operating systems

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Windows XP/Vista, Windows 7/8/10, Windows 11, CentOS, Debian GNU/Linux, Ubuntu Linux, FreeBSD, macOS, Mac OS X, iOS, Android

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