The File Extensions Database


.ABI File Extension

  • Category: Data Files

What is an .ABI file?

.ABI is DNA Chromatogram File

Contains DNA sequence information recorded by a DNA analysis instrument; also known as a electropherogram file or DNA trace file; can be be viewed graphically by a ABI file viewer to analyze and compare DNA sequences.

Programs that open DNA Chromatogram File
Windows
GSL Biotech SnapGene
Heracle BioSoft DNA Baser
BioEdit
Nucleics QualTrace
Technelysium Chromas
Gene Codes Sequencher
Mac
GSL Biotech SnapGene
Applied Biosystems EditView or 3100 Conversion Utility
Gene Codes Sequencher
4Peaks
Linux
EMBOSS abiview
Nucleics QualTrace
File Type 2 AbiWord Plug-in
Developer by: AbiSource Category: Plugin Files Format: Binary

Plug-in file used by AbiWord, an open source, cross-platform word processor; contains functionality that adds features to the program, such as a thesaurus or support for opening additional file formats.

Programs that open AbiWord Plug-in
Windows
AbiSource AbiWord
Mac
AbiSource AbiWord
Linux
AbiSource AbiWord

How to solve problems with ABI files

  • Associate the ABI file extension with the correct application. On :
    Windows: Right click on any ABI file and then click "Open with" > "Choose another app". Now select another program and check the box "Always use this app to open *.ABI files". Mac: Right click (or Ctrl-click) the ABI 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 .ABI is DNA Chromatogram File. Because only the current version supports the latest ABI file format. Search, therefore, e.g. on the N/A manufacturer website after an available .ABI is DNA Chromatogram File update.
  • To make sure that your ABI file is not corrupted or virus-infected, get the file again and scan it with antivirus software.