File Extension Library

.PDA File Extension

  • Developer by: Molecular Devices
  • Category: Data Files

What is an .PDA file?

.PDA file extension is created by Molecular Devices. .PDA has been classified as Data Files.

.PDA is SoftMax Pro Microplate Data Analysis File

A PDA file is a data generated by SoftMax Pro, a microplate reader control and microplate data analysis program. It contains data recorded from a microplate that can be processed, analyzed, and visually displayed in SoftMax software.

Microplates, also known as microtiter plates, are thin rectangular plates with a grid of "wells" that serve as small test tubes. They are commonly used in clinical diagnostic testing laboratories. Plate readers can detect and record biological and chemical events that occur in the wells.

NOTE: The ".pda" extension is used by SoftMax Pro Software v. 5 and earlier. PDA files may also be created by StakMax hardware devices.

List of all softwares that can open the SoftMax Pro Microplate Data Analysis File
Molecular Devices SoftMax Pro

How to Open .PDA file on different platforms

Open .PDA File on Windows

  • Right-click a .PDA
  • Left-click "Open With" > "Choose another app"
  • Select the program that opens .PDA file and Select check box "Always use this app to open .PDA files" Press "Ok"

Open .PDA File on Mac

  • Right-click (or Ctrl + Left-click) the .PDA file
  • Click "Open With" > "Other.."
  • Then choose another program from the app list and press "Open"
  • Select check box "Turn on" for "Always open in app"

Open .PDA File on Linux

Right click on the .PDA file, choose "Open with" and select a program from the list above

Open .PDA File on iPhone

Select a file. If you don't see an application to open the .PDA file, tap "Share" and choose the right app.
Method 2
Save the file. Then open the app «Files». Touch and hold the file, then release your finger. You will see a black menu bar. After that tap "Share" and select an application.

Open .PDA File on Android

Tap the Settings icon on an Android smartphone, then select «Applications». Click the Settings icon in the upper right corner of the screen, to change the default apps.
If you want to open, edit, save or even convert .PDA files on Android, then your best bet is to download one of the dedicated apps available on Google Play.

How to fix problems with .PDA files

  1. You need to update the application that you normally use to open .PDA files. Only the latest version of the software supports the current .PDA file format
  2. You need to check the .PDA file for viruses. To do this, you need to scan it with a popular antivirus (Norton, Nod32, Kaspersky, Dr.Web, etc.)