BCF2 file format description

Many people share .bcf2 files without attaching instructions on how to use it. Yet it isn’t evident for everyone which program a .bcf2 file can be edited, converted or printed with. On this page, we try to provide assistance for handling .bcf2 files.

1 filename extension(s) found in our database.

.bcf - Binary Counterpart Data

The BCF data files are related to Bcftools. The BCF file is a Binary Counterpart Data. The VCF (Variant Call Format) format is a tab delimited text file format for storing variations. BCF is a binary, compressed equivalent of VCF.

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Binary Counterpart Data related extensions:
Binary Counterpart Data

Naturally, other applications may also use the .bcf2 file extension. Even harmful programs can create .bcf2 files. Be especially cautious with .bcf2 files coming from an unknown source!

Can't open a .bcf2 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 .bcf2 file extension is often given incorrectly!

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

bc2, bcf, bf2, cf2

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

Similar file extensions in our database:

BIM Collaboration Format Data
Arbortext Editor Burst Configuration Data
Common Loudspeaker Format Type 2 File
Belltech Business Card Designer Pro Document
Binary Counterpart Data
MODFLOW Block-Centered Flow Package

Operating systems

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