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AB2 File Extension

Print Shop Address Book Format
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What is AB2 file?

AB2 filename suffix is mostly used for Print Shop Address Book Format files. Broderbund defined the Print Shop Address Book Format format standard. AB2 files are supported by software applications available for devices running Windows. AB2 file belongs to the Data Files category just like 1326 other filename extensions listed in our database. The most popular software that supports AB2 files is The Print Shop.

Programs which support AB2 file extension

Programs that can handle AB2 files are as follows. Files with AB2 suffix can be copied to any mobile device or system platform, but it may not be possible to open them properly on target system.

Programs that support AB2 file

How to open file with AB2 extension?

Problems with accessing AB2 may be due to various reasons. Fortunately, most common problems with AB2 files can be solved without in-depth IT knowledge, and most importantly, in a matter of minutes. We have prepared a listing of which will help you resolve your problems with AB2 files.

Step 1. Get the The Print Shop

Install software to open AB2 file The main and most frequent cause precluding users form opening AB2 files is that no program that can handle AB2 files is installed on user’s system. The solution to this problem is very simple. Download The Print Shop and install it on your device. On the top of the page a list that contains all programs grouped based on operating systems supported can be found. If you want to download The Print Shop installer in the most secured manner, we suggest you visit website and download from their official repositories.

Step 2. Check the version of The Print Shop and update if needed

Update software that support file extension AB2If the problems with opening AB2 files still occur even after installing The Print Shop, it is possible that you have an outdated version of the software. Check the developer’s website whether a newer version of The Print Shop is available. Software developers may implement support for more modern file formats in updated versions of their products. The reason that The Print Shop cannot handle files with AB2 may be that the software is outdated. The latest version of The Print Shop should support all file formats that where compatible with older versions of the software.

Step 3. Associate Print Shop Address Book Format files with The Print Shop

If you have the latest version of The Print Shop installed and the problem persists, select it as the default program to be used to manage AB2 on your device. The next step should pose no problems. The procedure is straightforward and largely system-independent

Associate software with AB2 file on Windows

Change the default application in Windows

  • Choose the Open with entry from the file menu accessed by right-mouse clicking on the AB2 file
  • Select Choose another app → More apps
  • To finalize the process, select Look for another app on this PC entry and using the file explorer select the The Print Shop installation folder. Confirm by checking Always use this app to open AB2 files box and clicking OK button.
Associate software with AB2 file on Mac

Change the default application in Mac OS

  • By clicking right mouse button on the selected AB2 file open the file menu and choose Information
  • Open the Open with section by clicking its name
  • Select The Print Shop and click Change for all...
  • If you followed the previous steps a message should appear: This change will be applied to all files with AB2 extension. Next, click the Continue button to finalize the process.

Step 4. Check the AB2 for errors

You closely followed the steps listed in points 1-3, but the problem is still present? You should check whether the file is a proper AB2 file. It is probable that the file is corrupted and thus cannot be accessed.

Check AB2 file for viruses
1. Check the AB2 file for viruses or malware

If the AB2 is indeed infected, it is possible that the malware is blocking it from opening. Scan the AB2 file as well as your computer for malware or viruses. AB2 file is infected with malware? Follow the steps suggested by your antivirus software.

2. Verify that the AB2 file’s structure is intact

Did you receive the AB2 file in question from a different person? Ask him/her to send it one more time. During the copy process of the file errors may occurred rendering the file incomplete or corrupted. This could be the source of encountered problems with the file. When downloading the file with AB2 extension from the internet an error may occurred resulting in incomplete file. Try downloading the file again.

3. Check if the user that you are logged as has administrative privileges.

Some files require elevated access rights to open them. Log out of your current account and log in to an account with sufficient access privileges. Then open the Print Shop Address Book Format file.

4. Verify that your device fulfills the requirements to be able to open The Print Shop

If the system is under havy load, it may not be able to handle the program that you use to open files with AB2 extension. In this case close the other applications.

5. Verify that your operating system and drivers are up to date

Up-to-date system and drivers not only makes your computer more secure, but also may solve problems with Print Shop Address Book Format file. Outdated drivers or software may have caused the inability to use a peripheral device needed to handle AB2 files.

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