What is a .GENBANK File And How To Open It – National Center for Biotechnology Information (Guide)

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Introduction

Have you downloaded a file with .genbank extension, but you are not sure what it is? Perhaps you know what the file is, but you simply don’t know how to open it. In this article we will explain what .genbank file extension is, how to open it and how to work with it.

What is a .GENBANK file?

The file extension .GENBANK stands for GenBank Data File. The development of this file was done by National Center for Biotechnology Information. This data related file is in text format.

What to know

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

How to open a .GENBANK file?

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

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

We have written below an easy-to-understand guide on how to open the .genbank file on Windows in 4 easy steps.

1. The first step is to download the Genome Compiler software. This software will be used for opening the file. You can also use Genome Compiler software.

Step 2

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

Below you can see a visual guide on how to open the .genbank file on Mac 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: Finding your .GENBANK 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”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Mac.

How to open a .GENBANK 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 .GENBANK file?

If you are still unable to open the .GENBANK file, it might be because you are trying to open the wrong one. The .GENBANK file extension is similar to other file extensions such as: .generictest – Microsoft, .genome – Petter Säterskog, .geo – VRML Geography File, .geo – TRUMPF, .geojson – GeoJSON. 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 .GENBANK file with the Genome Compiler program on Windows, Genome Compiler program on Mac and Genome Compiler program in the Browser.