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Details of extension .bed

2 extension(s) and 0 alias(es) in our database

Below, you can find answers to the following questions:

  • What is the .bed file?
  • Which program can create the .bed file?
  • Where can you find a description of the .bed format?
  • What can convert .bed files to a different format?
  • Which MIME-type is associated with the .bed extension?
BED Genome Annotation Track .bed file icon

BED Genome Annotation Track

BED file is a BED Genome Annotation Track. BED format provides a flexible way to define the data lines that are displayed in an annotation track.
Category: Data files
Program name: -
Mime-type: application/octet-stream
Magic bytes (HEX): -
Magic string (ASCII): -
Related extensions:
Wiggle Genome Track Data
General Feature Format File
Gene Transfer Format File
PLINK Binary Biallelic Genotype Table .bed file icon

PLINK Binary Biallelic Genotype Table

BED file is a PLINK Binary Biallelic Genotype Table. 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.
Category: Data files
Application: PLINK
Program name: -
Mime-type: application/octet-stream
Magic bytes (HEX): -
Magic string (ASCII): -
Related extensions:
PLINK Homozygosity Data
PLINK Genotype Count Report
PLINK Genetic Variant File
PLINK Individual Information File
PLINK Text Relationship Matrix
PLINK Fixation Index Report
PLINK Extended MAP File
PLINK Hardy-Weinberg Exact Test Statistic Report
PLINK Individual-based Missing Data Report

Other types of files may also use the .bed file extension. If you have helpful information about .bed extension, write to us!

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

We found the following similar extensions in our database:

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The .bed filename extension is often given incorrectly!

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

brd (20), ged (16), bsd (16), b3d (10), ebd (9), fed (8), bwd (8), be (8), ved (5), hed (5), bde (4), bd (4), ned (4), bdd (3), bee (2)

Can't open a .bed file?

If you want to open a .bed file on your computer, you just need to have the appropriate program installed. If the .bed association isn't set correctly, you may receive the following error message:

Windows can't open this file:

File: example.bed

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 from a list of programs that are installed on your computer.

To change file associations:

  • Right-click a file with the extension whose association you want to change, and then click Open With.
  • In the Open With dialog box, click the program whith which you want the file to open, or click Browse to locate the program that you want.
  • Select the Always use the selected program to open this kind of file check box.

Supported operating systems

Windows Server 2003/2008/2012, Windows 7, Windows 8, Linux, FreeBSD, NetBSD, OpenBSD, Mac OS X, iOS, Android

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