FAI file format description
Many people share .fai files without attaching instructions on how to use it. Yet it isn’t evident for everyone which program a .fai file can be edited, converted or printed with. On this page, we try to provide assistance for handling .fai files.
1 filename extension(s) found in our database.
.fai - FASTA Index Data
The FAI data files are related to Samtools. FAI file is a FASTA Index Data. In bioinformatics, FASTA format is a text-based format for representing either nucleotide sequences or peptide sequences, in which nucleotides or amino acids are represented using single-letter codes.
- Data files
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- FASTA Index Data related extensions:
Naturally, other applications may also use the .fai file extension. Even harmful programs can create .fai files. Be especially cautious with .fai files coming from an unknown source!
Can't open a .fai 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 .fai file extension is often given incorrectly!
According to the searches on our site, these misspellings were the most common in the past year:
afi, ai, bai, cai, dai, fa, fak, fal, fau, fi, fia, fxi, gai, rai, tai
Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?
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