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SRA file format description

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

2 filename extension(s) found in our database.

.sra - Sequence Read Archive

The SRA data files are related to SRA Toolkit. SRA file is a Sequence Read Archive. The Sequence Read Archive (SRA) stores raw sequence data from "next-generation" sequencing technologies including 454, IonTorrent, Illumina, SOLiD, Helicos and Complete Genomics.

SRA Toolkit
Data files
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Sequence Read Archive related extensions:
Media Server Control Markup Language File
TitanTV Television Program Data
HAProxy OCSP Data
TitanTV Television Listing
CompHEP Output File

.sra - Sybase PowerBuilder Application

The SRA development files are related to Sybase PowerBuilder. SRA file is a Sybase PowerBuilder Application. PowerBuilder is a rapid application development (RAD) tool for building, maintaining business-critical Windows applications.

Sybase PowerBuilder
Development files
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Sybase PowerBuilder Application related extensions:
wIntegrate Installation Process Data
Sybase PowerBuilder Functions Data
Adobe ExtendScript HTML Document
WinSQL Data Diff Template
Gosu Enhancements Data
Visual dBASE Customer Report Data

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

Can't open a .sra 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.

The .sra file extension is often given incorrectly!

According to the searches on our site, these misspellings were the most common in the past year:

era, ra, rsa, sa, sar, sda, sea, sfa, sga, sr, srq, srw, srx, srz, sta

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

Similar file extensions in our database:

Electronic Remittance Advice Data
Sonic Foundry Audio File
STATISTICA Spreadsheet File
Unix Shared Library
SPARQL Query Results XML
SoftMax Pro Data

Operating systems currently supports the following operating systems:

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

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