There are 12 other file types using
the TAB file extension!

empty - Microsoft SQL table script

empty - MapInfo geometry or atribute data file

empty - GPS Pathfinder Office station or session table

empty - Lotus Notes full text index

empty - ThinBASIC Adventure Builder adventure data file

tab - Autodesk TR-55 tabular hydrograph

empty - WAsP observed wind climate

empty - 3D top and bottom movie

empty - Avalanche Studios game data

empty - UFO: Enemy Unknown game data

empty - Guitar tablature

empty - Typinator settings

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TAB file extension - Tab separated value

What is tab file? How to open tab files?

File type specification:

Text file type icon Text file type

Database file type icon Database file type

The tab file extension is also related to a specially formatted text format - tab separated value format.

Tab separated file is a very simple textual data format which allows tabular data to be exchanged between applications that use different internal data formats. The more common suffix for this format is tsv extension.

Some old spreadsheet programs (Lotus 1-2-3 etc.) in the past used the very same format for their file types. Also for example used as export format for data output from some molecular chemistry programs, like old Insight II.

Help how to open:

Tab file is readable by any text editor. To work with data you need some tools, that parse tabular data and imports this file format like e.g. Microsoft Access or some database management tools.

How to convert:

Tab separated files can be converted to other specially formatted files like CSV, or perhaps spreadsheets or even database formats.

Find conversions from tab file:

tab to accdb

tab to kml

Find converter to tab file type:

accdb to tab

csv to tab

txt to tab

List of software applications associated to the .tab file extension

Recommended software programs are sorted by OS platform (Windows, macOS, Linux, iOS, Android etc.)
and possible program actions that can be done with the file: like open tab file, edit tab file, convert tab file, view tab file, play tab file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in's database).

Click on the tab below to simply browse between the application actions, to quickly get a list of recommended software, which is able to perform the specified software action, such as opening, editing or converting tab files.

Software that open tab file - Tab separated value

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

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