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GTF file extension

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

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

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

✅ Gene Transfer Format File

GTF file is a General Feature Format File. The Gene transfer format (GTF) is a file format used to hold information about gene structure. It is a tab-delimited text format based on the general feature format (GFF), but contains some additional conventions specific to gene information.
Category: Data files
Mime-type: application/octet-stream
Magic number: -
Magic string: -
Sample: -
GTF aliases:
GTF related links:
GTF related extensions:
BED Genome Annotation Track

Wiggle Genome Track Data

General Feature Format File

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

🚫 The .gtf file extension is often given incorrectly!

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

btf, ftf, gf, gff, gft, ggf, ghf, grf, gt, gtb, gtc, gtd, gte, gtg, gtr

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

We found the following similar file extensions in our database:

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Midas GTS Data File
TinyFugue Script

🔴 Can't open a .gtf 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 .gtf 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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