.ABK File Extension

.ABK File Extension

File Type 1

Automatic Backup File

Developer N/A
Popularity
4.4  |  54 Votes
Category Backup Files
Format Binary

What is an ABK file?

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.

More Information

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.

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Programs that open ABK files

Updated March 22, 2010
File Type 2

Need for Speed Underground Audio File

Developer Electronic Arts
Popularity
4.1  |  19 Votes
Category Game Files
Format Binary

What is an ABK file?

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.

Programs that open ABK files

Updated March 22, 2010
File Type 3

Arena Opening Book File

Developer Martin Blume
Popularity
4.3  |  12 Votes
Category Game Files
Format Binary

What is an ABK file?

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.

More Information

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

Programs that open ABK files

Windows
Arena
Updated March 22, 2010

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