BLOW5 file format description

Many people share .blow5 files without attaching instructions on how to use it. Yet it isn’t evident for everyone which program a .blow5 file can be edited, converted or printed with. On this page, we try to provide assistance for handling .blow5 files.

1 filename extension(s) found in our database.

.blow5 - SLOW5 Binary Data

The BLOW5 data files are related to SLOW5lib. The BLOW5 file is a SLOW5 Binary Data. SLOW5 is a new file format for storing signal data from Oxford Nanopore Technologies (ONT) devices.

Data files
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SLOW5 Binary Data related extensions:

Naturally, other applications may also use the .blow5 file extension. Even harmful programs can create .blow5 files. Be especially cautious with .blow5 files coming from an unknown source!

Can't open a .blow5 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.

Operating systems currently supports the following operating systems:

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

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