.WAB File Extension

Windows Address Book

WAB is a file extension for Windows Address Book files. Microsoft defined this format. WAB files contain contact information. Windows Contacts supports WAB files. The Data Files category comprises var...

General Information

Title WAB File Extension
Extension .wab
Full Form Windows Address Book
File Type Database File
Developer Microsoft Corporation
MIME Type application/octet-stream

File Function

Primary Function Store contacts
Additional Functions Import, Export data
Features Personal, Business contacts

File Characteristics

Quality Structured data
Supports Layers No
Supports Transparency No
Editable Yes

Use Cases

Email Clients Yes
Contact Management Yes
Data Transfer Yes

Security and Practices

Security Risks Data exposure
Best Practices Backup, Encryption

Historical/Version Information

Initial Release Windows 95
Latest Version Integrated in Outlook

Associated Types

Similar Extensions .pst, .csv, .vcf

Software Compatibility

Software Usage Policy OS Compatibility
Microsoft Outlook Express Discontinued Windows
Microsoft Outlook Paid, Subscription Windows, Mac