.CEL File Extension

File Type:
Affymetrix Probe Results File

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

What is a CEL file?

Cel file extension has Affymetrix Probe Results file type, developed by Affymetrix, which is associated with the "data files" category.

Typically associated with Affymetrix DNA software, the results file provides information, which has been retrieved from “probes” on an Affymetrix GeneChip. It may also include data points. CEL files usually come with associated .CDF files.

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

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File Type:
Affymetrix Probe Results File
Data Files
Text and Binary

How to open CEL file?

Double click the cel 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 .cel 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 cel 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 cel 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 CEL 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 cel file as well. Download Universal File Viewer for your OS.

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