The File Extensions Database

.AB1 File Extension

  • Category: Data Files

What is an .AB1 file?

.AB1 is DNA Electropherogram File

Raw DNA data taken from a scientific instrument and output from Applied Biosystems' Sequencing Analysis Software; contains an electropherogram and the DNA base sequence, which can be viewed using a DNA viewer program.

Programs that open DNA Electropherogram File
GSL Biotech SnapGene
Applied Biosystems Sequencing Analysis Software
Technelysium Chromas
Genome Compiler
Heracle BioSoft DNA Baser
GSL Biotech SnapGene
Applied Biosystems EditView or 3100 Conversion Utility
Genome Compiler
GSL Biotech SnapGene

How to solve problems with AB1 files

  • Associate the AB1 file extension with the correct application. On :
    Windows: Right click on any AB1 file and then click "Open with" > "Choose another app". Now select another program and check the box "Always use this app to open *.AB1 files". Mac: Right click (or Ctrl-click) the AB1 file, then click "Open with" > "Other...". Then choose another program and check the "Always Open With" box. Linux: Right click on the file, and select "Open with" and choose another program. iPhone: Tap the file. If you do not see an app to open the file, then tap Share "Share" and choose an app. Alternatively, save the file. Then open the Files app Files app. There long-press on the file, then release your finger. You will see a black menu bar. Then tap "Share" and select an app. Android: Tap the Settings icon on your smartphone, then tap on the Apps section. There tap the Options icon in the top right-hand corner of the screen to change the default apps.
  • Update your software that should actually open .AB1 is DNA Electropherogram File. Because only the current version supports the latest AB1 file format. Search, therefore, e.g. on the N/A manufacturer website after an available .AB1 is DNA Electropherogram File update.
  • To make sure that your AB1 file is not corrupted or virus-infected, get the file again and scan it with antivirus software.