Files with pab suffix can be typically found as older address book data files for Microsoft Outlook version 2003 and earlier. These files contains contacts and other related personal information data.

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PAB file extension - Microsoft Outlook Personal Address Book

What is pab file? How to open pab files?

File type specification:

Email related data file type icon Email related data file type

File extension pab is mainly associated with Personal Address Book files that  used in various Microsoft e-mail applications, such as Microsoft Outlook or Microsoft Exchange Server application.

A .pab file stores address book separately from e-mails. These files can be added to users e-mail profile, and other users can manually add additional address book information to them. Microsoft Outlook is also using the .oab Outlook Address book files.

PAB format was used in Microsoft Outlook up to version 2003 (Office 11), however, Office Outlook 2007/2010  and later can still  import .pab file into Contacts through the Import and Export command on the File menu.

Path to pab file

Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8

\Users\user\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Outlook

Windows XP, Windows Server 2003

\Documents and Settings\user\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\Outlook

The default software associated to open pab file:

Microsoft Outlook icon

Microsoft Corporation logoMicrosoft Outlook  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
Microsoft Corporation

Microsoft Outlook is e-mail management tool and personal information manager distributed with Microsoft Office suite. Outlook integrates e-mail application, calendar, task manager, contact manager, note taking in to one application.

Microsoft Outlook is used as a stand-alone application and also can work with Microsoft Exchange Server and SharePoint Server.

The predecessor of Outlook was called Schedule+. The newest version is called Outlook 2016.

Microsoft Outlook for Mac icon

Microsoft Corporation logoMicrosoft Outlook for Mac  Apple macOS / Mac OS X software

Company or developer:
Microsoft Corporation

Microsoft Outlook for Mac is e-mail client and personal information manager distributed with Microsoft Office for Mac. Outlook for Mac contains email, calendar, address book, task list, note list managers in one application. Microsoft Outlook for Mac is a successor of Microsoft Entourage for Mac.

Help how to open:

Use Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft Outlook Express to open Microsoft Outlook Personal Adress Book files.

How to convert:

Microsoft Outlook is able to to export Microsoft Outlook Personal Adress Book files to any other file format.

List of software applications associated to the .pab file extension

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and possible program actions that can be done with the file: like open pab file, edit pab file, convert pab file, view pab file, play pab file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in File-Extensions.org's database).

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Software that open pab file - Microsoft Outlook Personal Address Book

Programs supporting the exension pab on the main platforms Windows, Mac, Linux or mobile. Click on the link to get more information about Microsoft Outlook for open pab file action.

Microsoft Windows:

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