DIST-RDB file format description

Many people share .dist-rdb files without attaching instructions on how to use it. Yet it isn’t evident for everyone which program a .dist-rdb file can be edited, converted or printed with. On this page, we try to provide assistance for handling .dist-rdb files.

1 filename extension(s) found in our database.

.dist-rdb - SAM RDB Scoring Data

The DIST-RDB data files are related to SAM. The DIST-RDB file is a SAM RDB Scoring Data. The Sequence Alignment and Modeling system (SAM) is a collection of flexible software tools for creating, refining, and using linear hidden Markov models for biological sequence analysis.

Data files
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SAM RDB Scoring Data related extensions:
SAM Alignment Data
SAM Alignment Probabilities Data
SAM Makelogo Colors Data
SAM Constraints Data
SAM Scoring Data
SAM A2M Alignment Data

Naturally, other applications may also use the .dist-rdb file extension. Even harmful programs can create .dist-rdb files. Be especially cautious with .dist-rdb files coming from an unknown source!

Can't open a .dist-rdb file?

When you double-click a file to open it, Windows examines the filename extension. If Windows recognizes the filename extension, it opens the file in the program that is associated with that filename extension. When Windows does not recognize a filename extension, you receive the following message:

Windows can't open this file:


To open this file, Windows needs to know what program you want to use to open it. Windows can go online to look it up automatically, or you can manually select one from a list of programs that are installed on your computer.

To avoid this error, you need to set the file association correctly.

Operating systems

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