What is a .XDNA File And How To Open It (Guide)

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Introduction

Have you downloaded a file with .xdna extension, but you have never seen this extension before? Perhaps you know what the file is, but you simply don’t know how to open it. That’s why we have made this article! You will learn how to open the .xdna file extension on various systems, what it is and how to work with it.

What is a .XDNA file?

The file extension .XDNA is from DNA Strider Sequence File.The format of this data related file is binary.

What to know

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

How to open a .XDNA file?

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

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

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

1. The first step is to download the GSL Biotech SnapGene software. This software will be used for opening the file. The other software that you can use is Genome Compiler and GSL Biotech SnapGene.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .XDNA 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: 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 GSL Biotech SnapGene software you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Windows.

How to open a .XDNA file on Mac

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

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

Step 2

Step 2: Finding your .XDNA 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: 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. In the fourth step, after clicking “Open with”, you should see the GSL Biotech SnapGene software that you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Mac.

How to open a .XDNA file on Linux

Below you can see a visual guide on how to open the .xdna file on Linux 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: Locate the .XDNA 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 right click on your file and choose “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Open the file choosing the software

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 Linux.

Still cannot open the .XDNA file?

If you cannot open the .XDNA file, it is entirely possible that you are trying to open the wrong file. There are many similar file extensions that look like the .XDNA file.xdp – Adobe Systems, .xdr – Microsoft, .xds – Invisionsoft, .xds – LcdStudio, .xdw – Fuji Xerox. 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 .XDNA file with the GSL Biotech SnapGene, Genome Compiler programs on Windows, GSL Biotech SnapGene, Genome Compiler programs on Mac and Genome Compiler software on Linux.