How to open AB1 file extension?

The author of advice: Mr Brankiewicz

AB1 files are incessantly popular. However, a file name containing AB1 file extension is problematic for some of the users. They have problems with correct opening of a file with AB1 extension. However, it should be remembered that AB1 file extension can match one or more types of files. The most popular is DNA Electropherogram Format but if there are others, you will find information concerning them below.

So, it is worth looking close at the problem concerning AB1 files and search for its solution.

A list of programs supporting files types with AB1 extension can be found below. Applications are sorted according to appropriate operational systems and their popularity.

  • DNA Electropherogram Format

    .ab1 file extension

    Category: Database Files

    OS Software
    Windows Applied Biosystems Sequencing Analysis Software Applied Biosystems Sequencing Analysis Software
    BioEdit BioEdit
    Geospiza FinchTV Geospiza FinchTV
    Technelysium Chromas Lite or ChromasPro Technelysium Chromas Lite or ChromasPro
    CubicDesign DNA Baser CubicDesign DNA Baser
    MAC OS Applied Biosystems EditView or 3100 Conversion Utility Applied Biosystems EditView or 3100 Conversion Utility
    Geospiza FinchTV Geospiza FinchTV

How to check if a file we want to open is not infected by malware or viruses?

  • Download Malware/viruses removal tool from AB1 files in the Windows system.
  • Click “Start scanning” and wait until the programme performs the scanning process on your computer.

What are the reasons of errors concerning AB1 extension of files?

The problem that often causes damage concerning AB1 extension are Windows system registry errors. That is why, in the first place it is recommended to:

  • Scan computer in order to identify, repair and open the AB1 file
  • Check system registry from the angle of hidden errors
  • Repair file’s associations with programs in the system registry

If you are not sure if the above problems concern you, you should consider other frequent irregularities:

  • You do not have an appropriate application installed that supports AB1 file extension
  • AB1 file is corrupted
  • The application’s version necessary to open the file is not correct
  • The file is not assigned to an appropriate program

Solving problems with AB1 files


If AB1 file does not open, firstly, it is worth using files associations built in the Windows system with application that can support them. In order to do it, you should double-click a AB1 file icon. A list of programs that probably support such a file will appear. It is enough to choose one of them so that Windows would open a given extension with it. Incorrect file’s association will result in Windows trying to open AB1 file with a wrong program all the time even if there is an appropriate application supporting this format on a drive. In this case, it is necessary to perform the above mentioned registry scanning and associations’ repair.

If associations are correct and Windows still cannot open the file, most probably the computer does not have appropriate software supporting files with name containing AB1 in their extension. The solution to this problem is very simple. You should buy or download a free (if they exist) application that will allow you to open, browse and edit AB1 format (You can also try to find more informations on FileInfo). It is no risk because many paid programs have free test versions enabling to check their functionality.

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