What is a .AAB File And How To Open It – Google (Simple Steps)

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Introduction

While downloading files, you might have downloaded a file with the .aab extension. It is possible that you know what the file does, but you are unsure on how to open it. Fear not, in this article we will show you how to easily open the .aab file in few simple steps on various systems.

What is a .AAB file?

The file extension .AAB stands for Android App Bundle. This file extension was developed by Google. The file has the binary format, and it is a development related file.

What to know

There is currently 1 software that can open the .aab file on 3 platforms.

How to open a .AAB file?

In this part of the article we will show you how to open the .AAB file on various operating systems.

How to open a .AAB file on Windows (7, 8, 10)

Below you can see a visual guide on how to open the .aab file on Windows in 4 easy steps.

1. The first step is to download the Google Android Studio software. This software will be used for opening the file. Other software that can be used in opening this file is: Google Android Studio.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .AAB file

2. The second step is locating the downloaded file. The file can be usually found in your /download/ folder if you don’t remember where you have downloaded it to.

Step 3

Step 3: Choose “Open with”

3. In the third step, after locating your file, right click on it and click “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Choose the software and click ok

4. After choosing the “Open with” option, you will have an option to choose the Google Android Studio software you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Windows.

How to open a .AAB file on Mac

To open the .aab file on Mac, please follow these 4 easy steps.

1. The first step is to download the Google Android Studio software. This software will be used for opening the file. The other software that you can use is Google Android Studio.

Step 2

Step 2: Finding your .AAB file

2. The second step is locating the downloaded file. The file can be usually found in your /download/ folder if you don’t remember where you have downloaded it to.

Step 3

Step 3: Clicking “Open with”

3. In the third step right click on your file and choose “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Choosing the software to open your file

4. In the fourth step, after clicking “Open with”, you should see the Google Android Studio software that you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Mac.

How to open a .AAB file on Linux

The .aab file can be opened in 4 steps on Linux.

1. The first step is to download the Google Android Studio software. You will be using this software in order to open the file. Other software that can be used in opening this file is: Google Android Studio.

Step 2

Step 2: Locate the .AAB file

2. In the second step you need to locate the downloaded file. If you don’t remember where you have downloaded your file to, you should check your /download/ folder as it usually gets automatically saved there.

Step 3

Step 3: Hover over the “Open with” button

3. In the third step right click on your file and choose “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Open the file choosing the software

4. In the fourth step, after clicking “Open with”, you should see the Google Android Studio software that you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Linux.

Still cannot open the .AAB file?

If you are still unable to open the .AAB file, it might be because you are trying to open the wrong one. There are many similar file extensions that look like the .AAB file.aac – Advanced Audio Coding File, .aae – Apple, .aaf – Avid Technology, .aam – Adobe Systems, .aan – Avid Technology. You might be trying to open one of them. Please recheck the file extension again.

Conclusion

In this article you have learned how to open the .AAB file with the Google Android Studio program on Windows, Google Android Studio program on Mac and Google Android Studio software on Linux.