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GIN file extension

The table below provides useful information about the .gin file extension. It answers questions such as:

  • What is the .gin file?
  • What program do I need to open a .gin file?
  • How can the .gin file be opened, edited or printed?
  • How can I convert .gin files to another format?

We hope you find this page helpful and a valuable resource!

1 extension(s) and 0 alias(es) found in database

✅ Affymetrix Gene Information Library

GIN file is a Affymetrix Gene Information Library. This library file containing information about the probe sets, such as the gene name with which the probe set is associated.
GIN format description not yet available
Category: Data files
Application: Affymetrix Genechip
Mime-type: application/octet-stream
Magic number: -
Magic string: -
Sample: -
GIN aliases:
GIN related links:
GIN related extensions:
Affymetrix Chip Description File

Affymetrix Probe Array Results File

Affymetrix Probe Array Results File

Affymetrix Experiment File

Affymetrix Image Data File

Affymetrix Grid Control File

Affymetrix Mask File

Affymetrix Probe Set Information

Other types of files may also use the .gin file extension.

🚫 The .gin file extension is often given incorrectly!

According to the searches on our site, these misspellings were the most common in the past year:

bin, gib, vin, rin, in, hin, gni, gih, fin, tin, nin, ign, gun, gim, gig

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

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🔴 Can't open a .gin file?

When you double-click a file to open it, Windows examines the filename extension. If Windows recognizes the filename extension, it opens the file in the program that is associated with that filename extension. When Windows does not recognize a filename extension, you receive the following message:

Windows cannot open this file:


To open this file, Windows needs to know what program you want to use to open it...

If you don't know how to set the .gin file association, check the FAQ.

🔴 Can I change the extension of files?

Changing the filename extension of a file is not a good idea. When you change a file's extension, you change the way programs on your computer read the file. The problem is, changing the file extension does not change the file format.

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