Files with fq file extension is related to the FASTQ format used to store both a biological sequence (usually nucleotide sequence) and its corresponding quality scores.

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FQ file extension - FASTQ format

What is fq file? How to open fq files?

File type specification:

Various data file type icon Various data file type

The fq file extension is related with the FASTQ, a text-based format for storing both a biological sequence (usually nucleotide sequence) and its corresponding quality scores, developed by Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute.

The default software associated to open fq file:

Sublime Text icon

Sublime Text  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
Sublime HQ Pty Ltd

Sublime Text is advanced text editor used to write source codes in various programming languages. It is a great tool for programmers and offers great feature and performance. It is available for Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X and Linux operating systems.

Help how to open:

Use any text editor to view content of *.fq files.

How to convert:

As far as we know, this .fq file type can't be converted to any other file format. This is usually the case of system, configuration, temporary, or data files containing data exclusive to only one software and used for its own purposes. Also some proprietary or closed file formats cannot be converted to more common file types in order to protect the intellectual property of the developer, which is for example the case of some DRM-protected multimedia files.

List of software applications associated to the .fq file extension

Recommended software programs are sorted by OS platform (Windows, macOS, Linux, iOS, Android etc.)
and possible program actions that can be done with the file: like open fq file, edit fq file, convert fq file, view fq file, play fq file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in's database).

Click on the tab below to simply browse between the application actions, to quickly get a list of recommended software, which is able to perform the specified software action, such as opening, editing or converting fq files.

Software that open fq file - FASTQ format

Programs supporting the exension fq on the main platforms Windows, Mac, Linux or mobile. Click on the link to get more information about listed programs for open fq file action.

Microsoft Windows:

Main software associated with fq file by default:
Sublime Text small icon Sublime Text
Other suggested software:
Atom small icon Atom
PSPad small icon PSPad
NotePad++ text editor small icon NotePad++ text editor

Apple macOS / Mac OS X:

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