Files with abbu extension can be often on macOS / Mac OS X as address book archives for Apple Address Book (Contacts).

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ABBU file extension - Apple Address Book contacts archive

What is abbu file? How to open abbu files?

File type specification:

Archive and compressed file type icon Archive and compressed file type

abbu file icon: abbu filetype icon

File extension abbu is best know for its use in Apple Address Book application used to manage addresses and other contacts information.

The .abbu file contains archived contact information exported from the Address Book database.  From Mac OS X Mountain Lion The Address Book is renamed to Contacts.

The default software associated to open abbu file:

Address Book (Contacts) for Mac icon

Apple, Inc. logoAddress Book (Contacts) for Mac  Apple macOS / Mac OS X software

Company or developer:
Apple, Inc.

The Address Book (Contacts) is a little handy application with loads of features that are often overlooked by most users. Its very useful for for organizing your contacts, but Address Book's real power is that it works with many other applications. Its an integral part of Mac OS X (macOS) operation system. From Mac OS X Mountain Lion the Address Book will be renamed to Contacts.

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Apple, Inc. logoMac OS X  Apple macOS / Mac OS X software

Company or developer:
Apple, Inc.

OS X or Mac OS X is Unix-based operating system developed by Apple Inc. for Macintosh computers. It contains basic core applications for everyday use, such as Finder basic file manager, Safari for Internet browsing, QuickTime for video, iTunes for managing audio data and iPod, iOS devices management , iMessage instant messaging, Mail, Contacts, Calendar and many more.

The latest version 10.11 of OS X is called El Capitan. It is available to purchase on Mac App Store as well as is distributed with new Mac computers and notebooks. It includes features to improve the security, performance, design and usability.

OS X operating system was replaced by new macOS in 2016!

macOS icon

Apple, Inc. logomacOS  Apple macOS / Mac OS X software

Company or developer:
Apple, Inc.

macOS is Unix-based desktop operating system, a successor of Mac OS X system for MacBook-family, iMac, Mac Mini and Mac Pro computers, developed and sold by Apple, Inc.

Help how to open:

Use Address Book (Contacts) to open *.abbu Apple Address Book archive files.

How to convert:

It may be possible to export contacts from the Address Book file, once it's imported to Mac OS X. Windows users probably cannot recover the data.

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Software that open abbu file - Apple Address Book contacts archive

Programs supporting the exension abbu on the main platforms Windows, Mac, Linux or mobile. Click on the link to get more information about Address Book (Contacts) for Mac for open abbu file action.

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