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Details of extension .igv

On this page, we're going to take a closer look at the .igv file extension, which is related to Integrative Genomics Viewer Data.

We'll explain what exactly a .igv file format is and how you can use it. If you're interested in learning more details about this type of file, we'll show you where to find them. And if you ever need to convert .igv files into different formats, we'll give you some tips on how to do that too.

Let's see the file format associated with this file extension!


  1. Integrative Genomics Viewer Data

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Integrative Genomics Viewer Data

igv file - Integrative Genomics Viewer Data
The IGV file belongs to the Data category and works with Integrative Genomics Viewer, being used as an Integrative Genomics Viewer Data. The Integrative Genomics Viewer (IGV) is a high-performance visualization tool for interactive exploration of large, integrated genomic datasets. The developer is still actively supporting the Integrative Genomics Viewer, likely. Our data shows that Integrative Genomics Viewer uses 2 more file types.
Program name: -
Category: Data files
Mime-type: application/octet-stream
Related extensions:
.genome IGV Genome Informations Data
.mut Integrative Genomics Viewer Mutations List

The .igv file extension might not only belong to a single type of file, there could be various kinds that use it. Keep in mind that files with the .igv extension may contain various content types. If you have helpful information about this extension, write to us!

Could someone have spelled the .igv file extension wrong?

In our database, we came across the following similar extensions:

.ivg VisualAge RPG Project File
.ogv Ogg Video
.igg SuiteProfiler Color Map
.ig iSpy Event Data
.ibv IGOR Pro Binary Variable File
.iv OpenInventor 3D Data

The .igv extension is frequently misused

People sometimes confuse the .igv filename extension. Based on the searches on our site, here are the most common misspellings from the past year.

ivg (1), ogv (1), igg (1), ig (1), ibv (1), iv (1), igf (1), ifv (1), giv (1), kgv (1)

Having trouble opening a .igv file?

If you want to open a .igv file on your computer, you just need to have the appropriate program installed. Incorrect settings for the .igv association can trigger this error.

Windows can't open this file:

File: example.igv

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 with 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 2016/2019/2022, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10, Windows 11, Linux, Mac OS X, macOS, iOS, Android