.tab

File Type 1 Generic IconTab Separated Data File
File Format Standard
Usage Open manually
Rank ★ ☆ ☆  Uncommon
Description

TAB files are text files that contain a list of data, separated by tabs. There is typically one record per line, with a tab (the same as typing the "Tab" key) between each field.

TAB files may be exported by various programs as a universal format. They can be imported into other programs, such as spreadsheet and database applications. Since they store data in a standard text format, they can also be viewed with a text editor.

Tab Separated Data files are more commonly saved with a .TSV extension, which stands for Tab Separated Values.

Open With
Windows

IconMicrosoft Excel for Windows

IconAny text editor

macOS

IconMicrosoft Excel for Mac

Updated June 2, 2009
File Type 2 Generic IconGuitar Tablature File
File Format Standard
Usage Open manually
Rank ★ ★ ☆  Average
Description

Text file containing song lyrics and guitar tabs; typically a standard text file, but has the TAB extension to indicate it contains guitar tabs.

Open With
Windows

IconAny text editor

macOS

IconAny text editor

Updated 2007
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