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AB1 file format description

Many people share .ab1 files without attaching instructions on how to use it. Yet it isn’t evident for everyone which program a .ab1 file can be edited, converted or printed with. On this page, we try to provide assistance for handling .ab1 files.

1 filename extension(s) found in our database.

.ab1 - DNA Electropherogram File

AB1 file is a DNA Electropherogram File. An electropherogram is a plot of results from an analysis done by electrophoresis automatic sequencing.

.ab1 file format description:
AB1 format description not yet available
Data files
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DNA Electropherogram File related links:
DNA Electropherogram File related extensions:
ENA EMBL Sequence
FASTA Sequence
GenBank Data

Naturally, other applications may also use the .ab1 file extension. Even harmful programs can create .ab1 files. Be especially cautious with .ab1 files coming from an unknown source!

Can't open a .ab1 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.

The .ab1 file extension is often given incorrectly!

According to the searches on our site, these misspellings were the most common in the past year:

ab, wb1, an1, abl, b1, abw

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

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