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TAB file extension

The table below provides useful information about the .tab file extension. It answers questions such as:

  • What is the .tab file?
  • What program do I need to open a .tab file?
  • How can the .tab file be opened, edited or printed?
  • How can I convert .tab files to another format?

We hope you find this page helpful and a valuable resource!

3 extension(s) and 0 alias(es) found in database

✅ ASCII Guitar Tab

TAB file is an Guitar Tabulature. It is a plain text file used for writing guitar tabulatures.
Category: Document files
Application: Notepad
Mime-type: text/plain
Magic number: -
Magic string: -
Sample: -
TAB aliases:
TAB related links:
TAB related extensions:
Plain Text Document

TCR E-book

Mobipocket Reader Data

Mobipocket Reader E-Book

TK3 E-Book

FictionBook 2 E-Book

Guitar and Drum Trainer Song

Sony BBeB E-Book

Sony BBeB E-Book Source

Unicode Text File

✅ SQL Script Tables

TAB file is an SQL Script with Tables.
Category: Data files
Application: Oracle
Mime-type: text/plain
Magic number: -
Magic string: -
Sample: -
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TAB related links:
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Aston-Tate dBASE Database

SQR Script

SQL Script

Embarcadero InterBase Database File

RBase Data

General Database File

SQR Portable Format

SQR Printer Output

Pervasive SQL Database

SQL Script Sequences

✅ MapInfo Table Document

TAB file is a MapInfo Table Document. The MapInfo TAB format is a popular geospatial vector data format for geographic information systems software. It is developed and regulated by MapInfo as a proprietary format.
Category: GIS files
Application: MapInfo Professional
Mime-type: application/octet-stream
Magic number: -
Magic string: -
Sample: -
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TAB related links:
TAB related extensions:
ArcInfo Binary Coverage

ArcInfo Band Interleaved by Line Image

ArcInfo Band Interleaved by Line Image

ArcInfo Band Sequential Image

ArcInfo ASCII Export

Geography Markup Language Document

FME Document

FME Feature Store

SIA dataMap GIS Export

ArcGIS TIFF World File

Other types of files may also use the .tab file extension.

🚫 The .tab file extension is often given incorrectly!

According to the searches on our site, these misspellings were the most common in the past year:

tav, ab, tzb, twb, tb, tan, tag, ta, gab, atb, yab, txb, tba, tah, taf

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

We found the following similar file extensions in our database:

TIGR Array Viewer Format Data
Applix Builder Data
EES Textbook
Sony Xperia Flash Tool Trima Area Data
Android ADB Backup Archive
TAR.Z.btoa Compressed Archive
Tabbery Tab
ADRIFT Text Adventure File
Alphacam Lathe VB Macro
Yabasic Source Code

🔴 Can't open a .tab file?

When you double-click a file to open it, Windows examines the filename extension. If Windows recognizes the filename extension, it opens the file in the program that is associated with that filename extension. When Windows does not recognize a filename extension, you receive the following message:

Windows cannot open this file:


To open this file, Windows needs to know what program you want to use to open it...

If you don't know how to set the .tab file association, check the FAQ.

🔴 Can I change the extension of files?

Changing the filename extension of a file is not a good idea. When you change a file's extension, you change the way programs on your computer read the file. The problem is, changing the file extension does not change the file format.

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