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BED file format description

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

3 filename extension(s) found in our database.

.bed - BED Genome Annotation Track

The BED data files are related to Integrated Genome Browser. The BED file is a BED Genome Annotation Track. BED format provides a flexible way to define the data lines that are displayed in an annotation track.

Integrated Genome Browser
Data files
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BED Genome Annotation Track related extensions:
Aspen HYSYS Simulation
jetVideo Skin Data
ANSYS Fluent Metafile
CaseWare Working Papers Compressed Client File
PANalytical Peak Data
Kallisto Transcript to Gene Data

.bed - PLINK Binary Biallelic Genotype Table

The BED data files are related to PLINK. The BED file is a PLINK Binary Biallelic Genotype Table. PLINK is a free, open-source whole genome association analysis toolset, designed to perform a range of basic, large-scale analyses in a computationally efficient manner.

Data files
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PLINK Binary Biallelic Genotype Table related extensions:
PLINK Basic Multiple-testing Corrections Data
PLINK Extended MAP File
PLINK Cluster Membership File
PLINK Cochran Mantel Haenszel 2x2xK Test Report
PLINK Cochran Mantel Haenszel IxJxK Test Report
PLINK Segmental Copy Number Variant Data

.bed - InfoSnorkel Data

The BED data files are related to InfoSnorkel. The BED file is an InfoSnorkel Data. InfoSnorkel is a Windows application that makes it easy to create customized, up-to-date, personal news pages. The InfoSnorkel seems to be no longer supported.

Data files
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InfoSnorkel Data related extensions:
GibbsCAM Tool List Data
Xilinx Board Description Format Data
Adobe Audition Fast Fourier Transform Data
602PC Suite Data
Adobe RoboHelp Alias Data
Macromedia Authorware v5 Packaged Library

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

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

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

b3d, bd, bdd, bde, be, bec, bee, bef, ber, bes, bew, bex, bfd, brd, bsd

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

Similar file extensions in our database:

FormEdik Form Data
Hi-Eddi Image
KiCad Board Layout File
BeeGui Bee Archiver Archive
Graphic Environment Document
Binary File Descriptor Data

Operating systems currently supports the following operating systems:

Windows XP/Vista, Windows 7/8, Windows 10, CentOS, Debian GNU/Linux, Ubuntu Linux, FreeBSD, Mac OS X, iOS, Android

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