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Details of extension .sra

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

Below, you can find answers to the following questions:

  • What is the .sra file?
  • Which program can create the .sra file?
  • Where can you find a description of the .sra format?
  • What can convert .sra files to a different format?
  • Which MIME-type is associated with the .sra extension?
Sequence Read Archive .sra file icon

Sequence Read Archive

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.
Category: Data files
Application: SRA Toolkit
Program name: -
Mime-type: application/octet-stream
Magic bytes (HEX): -
Magic string (ASCII): -
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Other types of files may also use the .sra file extension. If you have helpful information about .sra 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 .sra filename extension is often given incorrectly!

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

era (1), xra (1), sta (1), srx (1), srq (1), sfa (1), sda (1), sa (1), ra (1), wra (1), srz (1), srw (1), sga (1), sea (1), sar (1)

Can't open a .sra file?

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

Windows can't open this file:

File: example.sra

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 2003/2008/2012/2016, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10, Linux, FreeBSD, NetBSD, OpenBSD, Mac OS X, iOS, Android

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