What is a .CM5 File And How To Open It – Sci-Ed

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Introduction

While downloading files, you might have downloaded a file with the .cm5 extension. Perhaps you know what the file is, but you simply don’t know how to open it. Fear not, in this article we will show you how to easily open the .cm5 file in few simple steps on various systems.

What is a .CM5 file?

The .CM5 file extension comes from Clone Manager File. It was developed by Sci-Ed. The format of this data related file is binary.

What to know

There are currently 2 software that can open the .cm5 file on 2 platforms.

How to open a .CM5 file?

Below we have written a comprehensive guide on how to open the .CM5 file on various operating systems.

How to open a .CM5 file on Windows (7, 8, 10)

Below you can see a visual guide on how to open the .cm5 file on Windows in 4 easy steps.

1. The first step is to download the Genome Compiler software. You will be using this software in order to open the file. You can also use GSL Biotech SnapGene and Genome Compiler software.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .CM5 file

2. In the second step you need to locate 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, after locating your file, right click on it and click “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 Genome Compiler software that you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Windows.

How to open a .CM5 file on Mac

There are 4 simple steps to open the .cm5 file on Mac.

1. The first step is to download the Genome Compiler software. This software will be used for opening the file. The other software that you can use is GSL Biotech SnapGene and Genome Compiler.

Step 2

Step 2: Finding your .CM5 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: Clicking “Open with”

3. In the third step right click on your file and choose “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 Genome Compiler software that you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Mac.

Still cannot open the .CM5 file?

If you cannot open the .CM5 file, it is entirely possible that you are trying to open the wrong file. There are many similar file extensions that look like the .CM5 file.cma – CMA Foundation, .cma – IBM, .cma – Inria, .cmake – Kitware, .cmap – IHMC. You might be trying to open the wrong file, please recheck if you are trying to open the right file extension again.

Conclusion

In this article you have learned how to open the .CM5 file with the Genome Compiler, GSL Biotech SnapGene programs on Windows and Genome Compiler, GSL Biotech SnapGene programs on Mac.