What is a .CYS File And How To Open It – Cytoscape

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Introduction

Have you downloaded a file with .cys extension, but you are not sure what it is? It is possible that you know what the file does, but you are unsure on how to open it. Fear not, in this article we will show you how to easily open the .cys file in few simple steps on various systems.

What is a .CYS file?

The file extension .CYS stands for Cytoscape Session File. The developer of this file extension is Cytoscape. The format of this file is binary, and it is a data related file.

What to know

There is currently 1 software that can open the .cys file on 3 platforms.

How to open a .CYS file?

Below we will show you a step-by-step guide on how to open the .CYS file on various operating systems.

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

There are 4 simple steps to open the .cys file on Windows.

1. In the first step you need to download the Cytoscape software. You will be using this software in order to open the file. The other software that you can use is Cytoscape.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .CYS file

2. In the second step you need to locate 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: 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. After choosing the “Open with” option, you will have an option to choose the Cytoscape software you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Windows.

How to open a .CYS file on Mac

To open the .cys file on Mac, please follow these 4 easy steps.

1. In the first step you need to download the Cytoscape software. This software will be used for opening the file. Other software that can be used in opening this file is: Cytoscape.

Step 2

Step 2: Finding your .CYS 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, after locating your file, right click on it and click “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Choosing the software to open your file

4. After choosing the “Open with” option, you will have an option to choose the Cytoscape software you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Mac.

How to open a .CYS file on Linux

There are 4 simple steps to open the .cys file on Linux.

1. In the first step you need to download the Cytoscape software. You will be using this software in order to open the file. Other software that can be used in opening this file is: Cytoscape.

Step 2

Step 2: Locate the .CYS file

2. In the second step you need to locate 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: Hover over the “Open with” button

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

Step 4

Step 4: Open the file choosing the software

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

Still cannot open the .CYS file?

If you are still unable to open the .CYS file, it might be because you are trying to open the wrong one. There are many similar file extensions that look like the .CYS file.cys – Hot Neuron. 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 .CYS file with the Cytoscape program on Windows, Cytoscape program on Mac and Cytoscape software on Linux.