The bed file extension is related to the UCSC BED annotation track file format.

There are 2 other file types using
the BED file extension!

bed file icon.bed - Blue Elephant Definition file

bed file icon.bed - Genomic regions file

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Software that works with bed file extension

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BED file extension - UCSC BED annotation track file

What is bed file? How to open bed files?

File type specification:

Various data file type icon Various data file type

The bed file extension is associated with the Integrated Genome Browser an tool for Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X and Linux operating systems used view genomic data.

The *.bed file stores annotation track.

The default software associated to bed file type:

Integrated Genome Browser  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
  UNC Charlotte

Integrated Genome Browser is used to visualize and explore genomic data and annotations.

Help how to open BED files:

Due the variability and uncertainty of this file type group, there is no general information available, about how to open this various data file format. However most files with extension from this group are usually not meant to be opened or viewed directly. If there are associated applications or programs listed below the extension description, you can always try to check their website for additional informations on their forums or other type of customer support.

For general information try to look at:
Identifying unknown file formats

How to convert file with extension BED:

Due the variability and uncertainty of this file type group, there is no general information available, about how to convert this various data file format. However most files with extension from this group are usually not in formats, which can be converted. If there are associated applications or programs listed below the extension description, you can always try to check their website for additional informations on their forums or other type of customer support.

List of recommended software applications associated to the .bed file extension

Recommended software programs are sorted by OS platform (Windows, Mac OS X etc.) and possible program actions
that can be done with the file
: like open bed file, edit bed file, convert bed file, view bed file, play bed file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in File-Extensions.org's database).

  • Others bed file

Unspecified and all other actions for computer programs working with bed file - UCSC BED annotation track file

Click on the software link for more information about Integrated Genome Browser. Integrated Genome Browser uses bed file type for its internal purposes and/or also by different way than common edit or open file actions (eg. to install/execute/support an application itself, to store application or user data, configure program etc.).

Microsoft Windows:

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