.BED File Extension

File Type:
UCSC BED Annotation Track File

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

What is a BED file?

Bed file extension has UCSC BED Annotation Track file type, developed by UCSC, which is associated with the "data files" category.

Files with this extension are used to save genome annotation track data. Required for UCSC (University of California) software to be able to conduct human and animal bioinformatics research and save the data.

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

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File Type:
UCSC BED Annotation Track File
Data Files

How to open BED file?

Double click the bed 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 .bed 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 bed 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".

File Size: 3.04 MB, Download time: < 1 min. on DSL/ADSL/Cable

This Tool is Compatible With: Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8/8.1, 10

Method 2: Download the appropriate software

The given list provides programs which may be used for opening or converting the bed 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 BED 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 bed file as well. Download Universal File Viewer for your OS.

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