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DIST file format description

DIST file format

We made this page to help you understand how to work with DIST files. Here, you can find info on software that can handle these files. It includes simple programs for opening and converting them.

Learn about the DIST file and its functions here!

We also explain how to convert them into other types. It's simple and hassle-free. For opening or changing DIST files, this page offers all the tools you need.

#1 Mac OS X Distribution Script

The DIST file is categorized under Other. It is associated with Mac OS X, serving as a Mac OS X Distribution Script. Visit the website of Mac OS X for a detailed description of the DIST format.

Application:Mac OS X
Category:Other files
Mime-type:application/octet-stream
Magic:- / -
Aliases:-

Mac OS X Distribution Script related extensions

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  • bfu Brute Force Uninstaller Script

#2 PLINK Genomic Hamming Distance Matrix

The DIST file is categorized under Data. It is associated with PLINK, serving as a PLINK Genomic Hamming Distance Matrix. 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. Visit the website of PLINK for a detailed description of the DIST format.

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

PLINK Genomic Hamming Distance Matrix related extensions

  • adjusted PLINK Basic Multiple-testing Corrections Data
  • bed PLINK Binary Biallelic Genotype Table
  • bim PLINK Extended MAP File
  • clst PLINK Cluster Membership File

#3 SAM Scoring Data

The DIST file is categorized under Data. It is associated with SAM, serving as a SAM Scoring Data. The Sequence Alignment and Modeling system (SAM) is a collection of flexible software tools for creating, refining, and using linear hidden Markov models for biological sequence analysis. Visit the website of SAM for a detailed description of the DIST format.

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

SAM Scoring Data related extensions

  • a2m SAM Alignment Data
  • apr SAM Alignment Probabilities Data
  • colors SAM Makelogo Colors Data
  • cst SAM Constraints Data

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The DIST filename extension may be misspelled. We compiled a list of similar file extensions to help you find errors.

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Windows can't open your DIST 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 DIST file.

To set the DIST 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 DIST file association. Many apps can open files. They don't need a specific file association to be set.

Handle DIST files with care

Exercise caution when handling DIST 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 DIST files. Use trusted antivirus software to scan files from unknown sources before opening.

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