How to open DAB file extension?

The author of advice: Mr Brankiewicz

DAB files are incessantly popular. However, a file name containing DAB file extension is problematic for some of the users. They have problems with correct opening of a file with DAB extension. However, it should be remembered that DAB file extension can match one or more types of files. The most popular is OrangeCD Catalog Database but if there are others, you will find information concerning them below.

So, it is worth looking close at the problem concerning DAB files and search for its solution.

A list of programs supporting files types with DAB extension can be found below. Applications are sorted according to appropriate operational systems and their popularity.

  • OrangeCD Catalog Database

    .dab file extension

    Category: Database Files

    OS Software
    Windows OrangeCD Catalog OrangeCD Catalog
  • Autodesk Rainfall Distribution Table

    .dab file extension

    Category: 3D&CAD Files

    OS Software
    Windows AutoCAD Civil AutoCAD Civil
  • AB SCIEX Analyst Software Data Acquisition Batch

    .dab file extension

    Category: Various Files

    OS Software
    Windows BioAnalyst Software BioAnalyst Software

How to check if a file we want to open is not infected by malware or viruses?

  • Download Malware/viruses removal tool from DAB files in the Windows system.
  • Click “Start scanning” and wait until the programme performs the scanning process on your computer.

What are the reasons of errors concerning DAB extension of files?

The problem that often causes damage concerning DAB extension are Windows system registry errors. That is why, in the first place it is recommended to:

  • Scan computer in order to identify, repair and open the DAB file
  • Check system registry from the angle of hidden errors
  • Repair file’s associations with programs in the system registry

If you are not sure if the above problems concern you, you should consider other frequent irregularities:

  • You do not have an appropriate application installed that supports DAB file extension
  • DAB file is corrupted
  • The application’s version necessary to open the file is not correct
  • The file is not assigned to an appropriate program

Solving problems with DAB files


If DAB file does not open, firstly, it is worth using files associations built in the Windows system with application that can support them. In order to do it, you should double-click a DAB file icon. A list of programs that probably support such a file will appear. It is enough to choose one of them so that Windows would open a given extension with it. Incorrect file’s association will result in Windows trying to open DAB file with a wrong program all the time even if there is an appropriate application supporting this format on a drive. In this case, it is necessary to perform the above mentioned registry scanning and associations’ repair.

If associations are correct and Windows still cannot open the file, most probably the computer does not have appropriate software supporting files with name containing DAB in their extension. The solution to this problem is very simple. You should buy or download a free (if they exist) application that will allow you to open, browse and edit DAB format. It is no risk because many paid programs have free test versions enabling to check their functionality.

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