BCL file format description

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

3 filename extension(s) found in our database.

.bcl - Illumina CASAVA Base Call

The BCL data files are related to Illumina CASAVA. The BCL file is an Illumina CASAVA Base Call. Illumina CASAVA (Consensus Assessment of Sequence And VAriation) is a complete an analysis package for processing sequence from the Genome Analyzer. Illumina sequencing instruments generate *.bcl files as primary sequencing output.

Illumina CASAVA
Data files
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Illumina CASAVA Base Call related extensions:
LayoutEditor Library Data
mAirList Desktop Template
SigmaWin+ Zone Table Data
Offline Explorer Template
FeedDemon Newspaper Style
TomTom System Update Data

.bcl - PDP-10 BCPL Compiler Source Code

The BCL development files are related to PDP-10. The BCL file is a PDP-10 BCPL Compiler Source Code. The PDP-10 is a mainframe computer family manufactured by Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC) from 1966 into the 1980s. The PDP-10 seems to be no longer supported.

Development files
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PDP-10 BCPL Compiler Source Code related extensions:
PDP-10 Algol-68 Compiler Source Code
PDP-10 Algol Compiler Source Code
PDP-10 BLISS-36 Compiler Source Code
PDP-10 BLISS-10 Compiler Source Code
PDP-10 Batch File
PDP-10 Core Dump

.bcl - Cimplicity HMI Basic Control Language Script

The BCL data files are related to CIMPLICITY HMI. The BCL file is a Cimplicity HMI Basic Control Language Script. CIMPLICITY HMI is a client/server based visualization and control solution that provides process visualization, data acquisition and supervisory control over manufacturing and process environments.

Data files
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Cimplicity HMI Basic Control Language Script related extensions:
IKinema Rig Data
Wenlin Software Flashcards Data
DESQview DWM Data
Apple Motion Data
Reflection X Advantage Definition Data
Aldfaer Data File

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

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

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

bc, bci, bck, bcm, bco, bcp, bdl, bfl, bl, blc, bsl, bvl, bxl, cbl, cl

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

Similar file extensions in our database:

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Operating systems

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