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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.

2 filename extension(s) found in our database.

.bed - BED Genome Annotation Track

The BED data files are related to Integrated Genome Browser. 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:
ANNI Neural Network Portfolio
Theme Manager Zip Package
ANNI Neural Network Investing
Ancora Conserved Noncoding Elements Data
PayWindow Database
FASTA Index Data

.bed - PLINK Binary Biallelic Genotype Table

The BED data files are related to PLINK. 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

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?

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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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