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BED file format description

BED file format

Many people share BED files but don't explain how to use them. This can make it hard to know which software can open, change, or print these files. We made this page to help you understand how to work with BED files. Here, you'll find info on software that works with these files. This includes simple programs for opening and converting them. We also share simple steps for editing these files and changing them into different formats. Whether you need to open, edit, or change a BED file, our website has all the tips and tools you'll need to do it easily.

3 filename extension(s) found in our database:

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.

Application:PLINK
Category:Data files
Mime-type:application/octet-stream
Magic:- / -
Aliases:-

PLINK Binary Biallelic Genotype Table related extensions:

  • adjusted PLINK Basic Multiple-testing Corrections Data
  • bim PLINK Extended MAP File
  • clst PLINK Cluster Membership File
  • cmh PLINK Cochran Mantel Haenszel 2x2xK Test Report

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.

Application:Integrated Genome Browser
Category:Data files
Mime-type:application/octet-stream
Magic:- / -
Aliases:-

BED Genome Annotation Track related extensions:

  • prwm Packed Raw WebGL Model Data
  • nsx NewsStand Reader Index Data
  • gff General Feature Format File
  • xptheme Theme Manager Theme Package

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.

Application:InfoSnorkel
Category:Data files
Mime-type:application/octet-stream
Magic:- / -
Aliases:-

InfoSnorkel Data related extensions:

  • xmpskin XMPlay Skin Data
  • pp3nscale PlanetPress Suite NScale Data
  • rmt Netgear Router Firmware
  • as2 Time Stamp Project Grid Information

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Windows can't open your BED file?

When you try to open a file by double-clicking it, Windows looks at the file's name to figure out what to do. If Windows doesn't know the file type, it'll ask you to choose an app to open this BED file.

To set the BED file association in Windows 11, you can follow these steps

  1. Open the Settings app by clicking on the Start menu and selecting the gear icon.
  2. In the Settings app, click on System and then select Apps from the left-hand side menu.
  3. Scroll down and click on the Default apps option.
  4. In the Default apps section, you will find various categories. They include Email, Web browser, and Music player.
  5. Locate the category that matches the file type you want to associate. For example, choose Photos for image files, or Video player for video files.
  6. Click on the current default app listed under the category. A list of available apps will appear.
  7. Choose the app you want to set as the default for that file type. If the app you want is not listed, click on More apps to see more options. Or, click on Look for an app in the Microsoft Store to search for apps.
  8. After selecting the app, it will become the default choice for opening files of that type.

It's worth mentioning that you don't always need to set BED file association. Many apps can open files. They don't need a specific file association to be set.

Handle BED files with care

Exercise caution when handling BED files from unknown sources. Files from certain sources can threaten your computer's security. They might contain malware, viruses, or harmful software. To minimize risks, avoid downloading or opening unfamiliar BED files. Use trusted antivirus software to scan files from unknown sources before opening.

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