The File Extensions Database

.DNA File Extension

  • Developer by: GSL Biotech
  • Category: Data Files
  • Format: Binary

What is an .DNA file?

.DNA is SnapGene DNA File

Data file created by SnapGene, a molecular biology program used for analyzing DNA data; stores a DNA sequence and associated XML and binary metadata; also includes the author, a description, comments, and other written information.

DNA files are used for documenting, studying, and visualizing DNA sequences. SnapGene and the free SnapGene Viewer provide the ability to visualize the data in several different views for performing DNA analysis.

Programs that open SnapGene DNA File
GSL Biotech SnapGene
GSL Biotech SnapGene Viewer
Genome Compiler
GSL Biotech SnapGene
GSL Biotech SnapGene Viewer
Genome Compiler
File Type 2 CA Backup and Migration Backup File
Developer by: Computer Associates Category: Backup Files Format: Binary

File created by CA Backup and Migration, a program used to backup a computer's "DNA"; contains network, printer, system, and application settings as well as files, folders, address books, and photos; used for backing up computer settings and transferring settings from one computer to another.

DNA files are self-extractable. When opened, they automatically migrate the backed up settings and files to the new computer.

File Type 3 GenePool DNA File
Developer by: Jeffrey Ventrella Category: Data Files Format: Text and Binary

Data file used by GenePool, an artificial life simulation game; contains the DNA for a creature that can be simulated with other creatures in a virtual experiment; sometimes used for competitions to see which player's custom creatures survive better than others when simulated together.

NOTE: DNA files are also used by Darwin Pond, the predecessor to GenePool. However, Darwin Pond DNA files use a plain text format while GenePool DNA files use binary formatting. The Darwin Pond DNA files contain a fixed list of parameters separated by line breaks, and each file has the same file size.

Programs that open GenePool DNA File
Rocket Science Games Darwin Pond

How to solve problems with DNA files

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