.AB1 File Extension

File Type:
DNA Electropherogram File

Having trouble opening .ab1 extension? Don't panic! This page explains what ab1 files are as well as suggests programs you may use to open ab1 files. You can download these programs through this page.

What is an AB1 file?

Ab1 file extension has DNA Electropherogram file type, which is associated with the "data files" category.

Applied Biosystems' Sequencing Analysis Software saves the information it gathers in files with this extension. Typically, these files contain raw DNA data, DNA base sequence, and an electropherogram. Requires a special DNA viewing program to open it.

To learn how you can open the given file, read the information below.

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File Type:
DNA Electropherogram File
Data Files

How to open AB1 file?

Double click the ab1 file to open it. The file will open automatically if file associations have been correctly installed and there is a proper program on your computer; if not, file associations may be corrupted and your OS either cannot find the proper program, or you might not have one for opening the file. First, we recommend downloading our utility to fix file association errors; then, you can download any program for opening the .ab1 extension from the ones suggested below. If you are certain there is nothing wrong with the file associations, you may proceed to method 2 right away; besides, if you can't make up your mind when choosing the right program, use Universal File Viewer from the last method.

Method 1: Fix file association errors

Follow these steps in order to automatically fix the ab1 extension associations' problem in no time:

  • Step 1: Click on "Download Solution" to download automatic tool provided by WikiExt.
  • Step 2: Click "Start Scan" to identify all potential issues.
  • Step 3: Review scan results and click "Fix Items".

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Method 2: Download the appropriate software

The given list provides programs which may be used for opening or converting the ab1 file. Choose the proper program for your OS, and click it to start the download or proceed to the developer's website.

Programs that open AB1 files

Method 3: Use universal file viewer

In addition to the list of programs above, we recommend using Universal File Viewer. This tool can open over 250 file extensions and, most likely, it will be able to open the ab1 file as well. Download Universal File Viewer for your OS.

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