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.ABK File Extension

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File Type 1Automatic Backup File

DeveloperN/A
Popularity
4.5 (25 Votes) Thanks for voting!
Rare Uncommon Average Common Very Common
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 various programs, including CorelDRAW, Ability Office Write, and PrintMaster Gold; contains a backup of the a currently opened document or project; used to recover program data in the event of a computer crash or file corruption.

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NOTE: ABK files typically are not meant to be opened directly. Typically, the program that created them will guide users in the process of recovering any lost data.

Program(s) that open .ABK files
Microsoft Windows LogoWindows
CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X7
Broderbund PrintMaster v6 Platinum
Updated 3/22/2010

File Type 2Arena Opening Book File

DeveloperMartin Blume
Popularity
3.7 (7 Votes) Thanks for voting!
Rare Uncommon Average Common Very Common
CategoryGame Files
FormatBinary

Binary

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

Definition

File used by Arena, a freeware graphical user interface used by chess engines; contains "opening book" moves, which store opening strategies for an artificial intelligence player; may contain millions of predefined moves.

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ABK files are used to reduce the computational expense of determining optimal strategies for the first several moves of a chess game.

Program(s) that open .ABK files
Microsoft Windows LogoWindows
Arena
Updated 3/22/2010

File Type 3Need for Speed Underground Audio File

DeveloperElectronic Arts
Popularity
3.7 (9 Votes) Thanks for voting!
Rare Uncommon Average Common Very Common
CategoryGame 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 Need for Speed Underground (NFSU), a car racing game; contains game speech, music, and other sound files; used to play sound effects and music during gameplay.

Program(s) that open .ABK files
Updated 3/22/2010