What is a .DNA File And How To Open It – GSL Biotech

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Introduction

Have you came across a file with the .dna extension and you don’t know what it is? You most likely know what the file is, but you might be unsure on how to open it. That’s why you are here! We have made this guide for you to learn more about the .dna file extension and how to open it.

What is a .DNA file?

The file extension .DNA comes from SnapGene DNA File. This file extension was developed by GSL Biotech. The format of this data related file is binary.

What to know

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

How to open a .DNA file?

Below you can find an easy to understand, step-by-step guide to open the .DNA file on your operating system/device.

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

To open the .dna file on Windows, please follow these 4 easy steps.

1. In the first step you need to download the Genome Compiler software. This software will be used for opening the file. Other software that can be used in opening this file is: GSL Biotech SnapGene, GSL Biotech SnapGene Viewer and Genome Compiler.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .DNA 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 right click on your file and choose “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 Genome Compiler software you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Windows.

How to open a .DNA file on Mac

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

1. In the first step you need 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, GSL Biotech SnapGene Viewer and Genome Compiler software.

Step 2

Step 2: Finding your .DNA 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 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. Click on the software and click “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Mac.

Still cannot open the .DNA file?

If you cannot open the .DNA file, it is entirely possible that you are trying to open the wrong file. There are many similar file extensions that look like the .DNA file.dna – Computer Associates, .dna – Jeffrey Ventrella. 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 .DNA file with the Genome Compiler, GSL Biotech SnapGene, GSL Biotech SnapGene Viewer programs on Windows and Genome Compiler, GSL Biotech SnapGene, GSL Biotech SnapGene Viewer programs on Mac.