.TAB File Overview

File Extension: TAB
File Type Description: Tab Separated Data File
File Type Developer: Microsoft Corporation
Primary Associated Software: Microsoft Excel
Primary Software Developer: Microsoft Corporation

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What is File Extension TAB?

Release of the Microsoft Notepad software program prompted the development of the Tab Separated Data File file type by Microsoft Corporation. Internal website statistics show that TAB files are most popular with users in China and those running the Windows 10 operating system. A majority of people seeking info on TAB files are using the Google Chrome browser.

Associated Developers and Software

ESRI ArcGIS for Desktop by ESRI (Environmental Systems Research Institute)
Golden Software Surfer by Golden Software LLC
MacroMates TextMate by MacroMates
Microsoft Excel by Microsoft Corporation
Microsoft Notepad by Microsoft Corporation
Microsoft Word by Microsoft Corporation
Typinator by Ergonis Software
MapInfo Professional by Pitney Bowes

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Top User Operating Systems

Windows 7 Windows 10 Windows 8.1 Windows XP

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