EMBL file format description
Many people share .embl files without attaching instructions on how to use it. Yet it isn’t evident for everyone which program a .embl file can be edited, converted or printed with. On this page, we try to provide assistance for handling .embl files.
1 filename extension(s) found in our database.
.embl - ENA EMBL Sequence
EMBL file is an ENA EMBL Sequence. The European Nucleotide Archive (ENA) provides a comprehensive record of the world's nucleotide sequencing information, covering raw sequencing data, sequence assembly information and functional annotation.
Naturally, other applications may also use the .embl file extension. Even harmful programs can create .embl files. Be especially cautious with .embl files coming from an unknown source!
Can't open a .embl 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.
- Open Control Panel > Control Panel Home > Default Programs > Set Associations.
- Select a file type in the list and click Change Program.
The .embl file extension is often given incorrectly!
According to the searches on our site, these misspellings were the most common in the past year:
ebl, eml, emb, embp
Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?
Similar file extensions in our database:
- Ember EBL Bootloader
- Wilcom Embroidery Data
- Microsoft Outlook Express E-Mail
- Vernier Logger Pro Data
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