What is a .ABI File And How To Open It (Guide)

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Introduction

Have you downloaded a file with .abi extension, but you are not sure what it is? You most likely know what the file is, but you might be unsure on how to open it. In this article we will explain what .abi file extension is, how to open it and how to work with it.

What is a .ABI file?

The file extension .ABI is DNA Chromatogram File. The file is a data related file.

What to know

There are currently 3 software that can open the .abi file on 2 platforms.

How to open a .ABI file?

In this part of the article we will show you how to open the .ABI file on various operating systems.

How to open a .ABI file on Windows (7, 8, 10)

Below you can see a visual guide on how to open the .abi file on Windows in 4 easy steps.

1. The first step is to download the GSL Biotech SnapGene and Technelysium Chromas software. This software will be used for opening the file.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .ABI file

2. The second step is locating the downloaded file. The file can be usually found in your /download/ folder if you don’t remember where you have downloaded it to.

Step 3

Step 3: Choose “Open with”

3. In the third step right click on your file and choose “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Choose the software and click ok

4. In the fourth step, after clicking “Open with”, you should see the GSL Biotech SnapGene software that you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Windows.

How to open a .ABI file on Mac

The .abi file can be opened in 4 steps on Mac.

1. The first step is to download the 4Peaks software. This software will be used for opening the file. Other software that can be used in opening this file is: GSL Biotech SnapGene and 4Peaks.

Step 2

Step 2: Finding your .ABI file

2. The second step is locating the downloaded file. If you don’t remember where you have downloaded your file to, you should check your /download/ folder as it usually gets automatically saved there.

Step 3

Step 3: Clicking “Open with”

3. In the third step, after locating your file, right click on it and click “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Choosing the software to open your file

4. In the fourth step, after clicking “Open with”, you should see the 4Peaks software that you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Mac.

Still cannot open the .ABI file?

If you are still unable to open the .ABI file, it might be because you are trying to open the wrong one. There are many similar file extensions that look like the .ABI file.abi – AbiSource. You might be trying to open one of them. Please recheck the file extension again.

Conclusion

In this article you have learned how to open the .ABI file with the GSL Biotech SnapGene, Technelysium Chromas programs on Windows and 4Peaks, GSL Biotech SnapGene programs on Mac.