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File Type 1Android ADB Backup File

DeveloperGoogle
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CategoryBackup Files
FormatBinary

Binary

This file is saved in a binary format, which requires a specific program to read its contents.

Definition

Backup file created by adb (Android Debug Bridge), a command-line tool included with the Android SDK; can include both apps, system, and user data from an Android 4.0 or later device; used for saving and restoring device snapshots.

More Information

Often AB backups do not include the .APK apps themselves, but only the device's app and system supporting data. For example, you can backup the data of a connected Android device without the APK files by typing the following command:

adb backup -all

This creates the file backup.ab in the current directory. To include the APK files as well, use the following command:

adb backup -apk -all

To restore an AB backup file to the device, type the following command:

adb restore backup.ab

The adb program also includes options to include or exclude other types of data and to specify the backup filename. Consult the ADB documentation for further information.

Program(s) that open .AB files
Microsoft Windows LogoWindows
Google Android SDK
Mac OS X LogoMac OS
Google Android SDK
Linux LogoLinux
Google Android SDK
Updated 2/7/2012

File Type 2Ambling BookPlayer MP3 File

DeveloperAmbling Books
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CategoryAudio Files
FormatBinary

Binary

This file is saved in a binary format, which requires a specific program to read its contents.

Definition

Audio file used by Ambling BookPlayer, an audio player for Android-based mobile phones; adds the ".ab" extension to a normal .MP3 file (or other audio file) and makes the compound extension ".ab.mp3;" used so that downloaded Ambling BookPlayer files aren't mixed with other audio files played by other music players.

More Information

Ambling BookPlayer has a preference named "Add .ab Extension" that controls whether or not the ".ab" extension is added to audio files. You can uncheck this option to disable file extension renaming.

Program(s) that open .AB files
Updated 9/22/2011

File Type 3DNA Sequence File

DeveloperN/A
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CategoryData Files
FormatN/A

Unknown

File format categories include Binary, Text, XML, and Zip. The format of this file type has not been determined.

Definition

Scientific data format used to store DNA sequence information; can be viewed graphically with a chromatogram viewer, which allows for rapid detection of mutations in DNA sequences and other DNA analyses.

More Information

Most DNA sequence files use the .ABI extension.

Program(s) that open .AB files
Microsoft Windows LogoWindows
CubicDesign DNA Baser
Updated 6/8/2007

File Type 4Applix Builder File

DeveloperN/A
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CategoryDeveloper Files
FormatN/A

Unknown

File format categories include Binary, Text, XML, and Zip. The format of this file type has not been determined.

Definition

Project file created with Applix Builder, the the graphical programming module of Applixware Linux development software.

Program(s) that open .AB files
Linux LogoLinux
Applix Builder
Updated 12/13/2006