BED file format description

Many people often share .bed files without providing instructions on how to use them. This can make it difficult for users to determine which program is compatible for editing, converting, or printing .bed files. To address this issue, we have created this page to offer assistance and guidance on handling .bed files. We provide information on compatible software, editing instructions and conversion options to help users effectively interact with .bed files.

Our aim is to simplify the process and promote seamless use of the .bed file format.

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
- / -
BED Genome Annotation Track related extensions:
Packed Raw WebGL Model Data
NewsStand Reader Index Data
General Feature Format File
Theme Manager Theme Package
Mandelbrot Explorer Fractal Region Data
Penguin George URL Melter 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
- / -
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
- / -
InfoSnorkel Data related extensions:
Xilinx Board Description Format Data
Adobe Audition Fast Fourier Transform Data
Kaspersky Anti-virus Quarantine File
FractInt Fractal Formula Data
Adobe Photoshop Exposure Data
XMPlay Skin 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!

Based on searches conducted on our site in the past year, we have compiled a list of the most common misspellings. These frequent misspellings can cause confusion and hinder search accuracy. By providing this list, we aim to assist users in finding the correct information more easily and improving their overall search experience 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?

There is a possibility that the .bed filename extension is misspelled. To assist users in identifying potential errors, we provide a list of similar file extensions in our database.

Filename extensions similar to .bed:

Paradox Query-By-Example Query
GEDCOM Document
BRender Device Driver
Bizagi Process Modeler Exported Model
EasyDraw CAD Drawing

Operating systems

At, we strive to provide a seamless user experience by ensuring compatibility with a wide range of operating systems. The following is a comprehensive list of the operating systems currently supported by

Windows XP/Vista, Windows 7/8/10, Windows 11, CentOS, Debian GNU/Linux, Ubuntu Linux, FreeBSD, macOS, Mac OS X, iOS, Android

If you find the information on this page useful, please feel free to link to this page.

If you have useful information about the .bed file format, then write to us! >> BED file