What is a .FCS File And How To Open It – ISAC (Easy Steps)

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Introduction

Have you came across a file with the .fcs extension, but it is a file you have never seen before? It is possible that you know what the file does, but you are unsure on how to open it. In this article we will explain what .fcs file extension is, how to open it and how to work with it.

What is a .FCS file?

The file extension .FCS is from Flow Cytometry Standard File.The developer of this file extension is ISAC. 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 .fcs file on 2 platforms.

How to open a .FCS file?

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

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

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

1. The first step is to download the Verity Software House V-Comp software. This software will be used for opening the file. The other software that you can use is Verity Software House V-Comp.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .FCS 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: 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 Verity Software House V-Comp software that 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 .FCS file on Mac

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

1. The first step is to download the Verity Software House V-Comp software. This software will be used for opening the file. The other software that you can use is Verity Software House V-Comp.

Step 2

Step 2: Finding your .FCS 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. After choosing the “Open with” option, you will have an option to choose the Verity Software House V-Comp software you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Mac.

Still cannot open the .FCS file?

If you are still unable to open the .FCS file, it might be because you are trying to open the wrong one. The .FCS file extension is similar to other file extensions such as: .fcstd – FreeCAD, .fcstd1 – FreeCAD, .fct – Salty Brine Software, .fcw – Evolution Computing, .fcz – Bondware. 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 .FCS file with the Verity Software House V-Comp program on Windows and Verity Software House V-Comp program on Mac.