IAB file format description

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

3 filename extension(s) found in our database.

.iab - Iomega Automatic Backup Data

The IAB data files are related to Iomega Automatic Backup. The IAB file is an Iomega Automatic Backup Data. Iomega Automatic Backup is a backup utility that is intended to help users implement automated backup of their important files or data. The Iomega Automatic Backup seems to be no longer supported.

Iomega Automatic Backup
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Iomega Automatic Backup Data related extensions:
VA Blue Button Data
Haiku Vector Icon Format Data
Laserfiche Shortcut
TI-86 Calculator String Data
SPC mzXML Data
AbleCommerce Wizard Output Data

.iab - DB/TextWorks Image Annotation List Backup

The IAB data files are related to DB/TextWorks. The IAB file is a DB/TextWorks Image Annotation List Backup. DB/TextWorks is a popular Windows database management and text retrieval system. The DB/TextWorks seems to be no longer supported.

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DB/TextWorks Image Annotation List Backup related extensions:
XtraReports PrintingSystem Document
Indigo Queue Data
Puppy Linux Partition Flag
PhotoImpression Thumbnail Cache
RockWorks Command Language Data
Alphacam Wire EDM Param Macro

.iad - Source Insight Auxiliary Symbol Index

The IAD data files are related to Source Insight. The IAD file is a Source Insight Auxiliary Symbol Index. Source Insight is a project-oriented programming editor, code browser, and analyzer for Microsoft Windows.

Source Insight
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Source Insight Auxiliary Symbol Index related extensions:
DivX Player Skin
Modbus Poll Data File
Shimadzu GCMS Data
Ovation 1 Style Sheet
Appearance Manager Platinum Theme Data
CARE-S InfoWorks Chemical Oxygen Detail Data

Naturally, other applications may also use the .iab file extension. Even harmful programs can create .iab files. Be especially cautious with .iab files coming from an unknown source!

Can't open a .iab 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 .iab file extension is often given incorrectly!

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

ab, aib, ia, iaf, ian, ib, iba, iqb, iwb, ixb, jab, kab, lab, oab

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

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Operating systems

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