What is a .AB File And How To Open It – Google (Easy Guide)

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Introduction

While downloading files, you might have downloaded a file with the .ab extension. You most likely know what the file is, but you might be unsure on how to open it. That’s why we have made this article! You will learn how to open the .ab file extension on various systems, what it is and how to work with it.

What is a .AB file?

The .AB file extension is Android ADB Backup File. It was developed by Google. The format of this backup file is binary.

What to know

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

How to open a .AB file?

Below we have written a comprehensive guide on how to open the .AB file on various operating systems.

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

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

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

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .AB 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 right click on your file and choose “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Choose the software and click ok

4. In the fourth step, after clicking “Open with”, you should see the Google Android SDK software that you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Windows.

How to open a .AB file on Mac

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

1. In the first step you need to download the Google Android SDK 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 SDK.

Step 2

Step 2: Finding your .AB file

2. The second step is locating 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: 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 SDK software that you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Mac.

How to open a .AB file on Linux

To open the .ab file on Linux, please follow these 4 easy steps.

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

Step 2

Step 2: Locate the .AB file

2. In the second step you need to locate 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: 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. After choosing the “Open with” option, you will have an option to choose the Google Android SDK software you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Linux.

Still cannot open the .AB file?

If you are still unable to open the .AB file, it might be because you are trying to open the wrong one. The .AB file extension is similar to other file extensions such as: .ab – Ambling Books. You might be trying to open the wrong file, please recheck if you are trying to open the right file extension again.

Conclusion

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