What is a .GBK File And How To Open It – NCBI

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Introduction

Have you came across a file with the .gbk extension and you don’t know what it is? Perhaps you know what the file is, but you simply don’t know how to open it. Don’t worry! This article explains everything about the .gbk file extension, how to open and work with it on various systems.

What is a .GBK file?

The file extension .GBK stands for GenBank Data File. The development of this file was done by NCBI. This data related file is in text format.

What to know

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

How to open a .GBK file?

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

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

We have written below an easy-to-understand guide on how to open the .gbk file on Windows in 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: Genome Compiler.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .GBK 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 Genome Compiler software 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 .GBK file on Mac

There are 4 simple steps to open the .gbk 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. Other software that can be used in opening this file is: Genome Compiler.

Step 2

Step 2: Finding your .GBK 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: 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 Genome Compiler software you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Mac.

How to open a .GBK file in the Browser

The currently known web apps that can open this file are: Genome Compiler. Just right click on the file and choose “Open With” on your OS.

Still cannot open the .GBK file?

If you cannot open the .GBK file, it is entirely possible that you are trying to open the wrong file. The .GBK file extension is similar to other file extensions such as: .gbl – Ucamco, .gblorb – Glulx Blorb Game File, .gbm – Harry Mulder, .gbo – Ucamco, .gbp – Ucamco. 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 .GBK file with the Genome Compiler program on Windows, Genome Compiler program on Mac and Genome Compiler program in the Browser.