BREF3 file format description

Many people share .bref3 files without attaching instructions on how to use it. Yet it isn’t evident for everyone which program a .bref3 file can be edited, converted or printed with. On this page, we try to provide assistance for handling .bref3 files.

1 filename extension(s) found in our database.

.bref3 - BEAGLE References Data

The BREF3 data files are related to BEAGLE. The BREF3 file is a BEAGLE References Data. BEAGLE is a software program for imputing genotypes, inferring haplotype phase, and performing genetic association analysis. BEAGLE is designed to analyze large-scale datasets with hundreds of thousands of markers genotyped on thousands of samples.

Data files
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BEAGLE References Data related extensions:
BEAGLE Markers Data

Naturally, other applications may also use the .bref3 file extension. Even harmful programs can create .bref3 files. Be especially cautious with .bref3 files coming from an unknown source!

Can't open a .bref3 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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