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Details of the .ref file extension

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

  • What is the .ref file?
  • What program do I need to open a .ref file?
  • How can the .ref file be opened, edited or printed?
  • Where can I find the specifications for .ref?
  • Which MIME-type is associated with the .ref extension?
  • How can I convert .ref files to another format?
  • What are other, similar filename extensions to .ref?

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

.ref file extension details

Idrisi Raster Format Geographical Reference

Idrisi Raster Format Geographical Reference .ref file icon
REF file is an Idrisi Raster Format Geographical Reference. IDRISI is an integrated geographic information system (GIS) and remote sensing software developed by Clark Labs at Clark University for the analysis and display of digital geospatial information.
Category: GIS files
Application: Idrisi
Mime-type: application/octet-stream
Magic number: -
Magic string: -
Sample: -
REF aliases:
REF related links:
REF related extensions:
Idrisi Raster Format Description

Idrisi Raster Format RAW Image

Idrisi Raster Format Color Table

Idrisi Vector Image

Idrisi Vector

Idrisi Vector Documentation

.ref file extension details

PLINK Long-format Reference Allele File

PLINK Long-format Reference Allele File .ref file icon
REF file is a PLINK Long-format Reference Allele File. PLINK is a free, open-source whole genome association analysis toolset, designed to perform a range of basic, large-scale analyses in a computationally efficient manner.
Category: Data files
Application: PLINK
Mime-type: application/octet-stream
Magic number: -
Magic string: -
Sample: -
REF aliases:
REF related links:
REF related extensions:
PLINK Homozygosity Data

PLINK Genotype Count Report

PLINK Genetic Variant File

PLINK Individual Information File

PLINK Text Relationship Matrix

PLINK Fixation Index Report

PLINK Extended MAP File

PLINK Hardy-Weinberg Exact Test Statistic Report

PLINK Individual-based Missing Data Report

PLINK Individual Information File

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

.ref file extension error

The .ref file extension is often given incorrectly!

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

rsf, rf, rdf, reg, gef, def, erf, rec, rev, ret, rrf, eef, fef, ef, rff

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

We found the following similar file extensions in our database:

WAsP Resource Data
Sun Raster Image
SmartWare Report Definition File
RealFlash Clip
Resource Description Framework
ProWorx NXT Cross-reference Data
Reaction Data File
Registration Entries
Geotechnical Exchange Format File
C++ Definition File
open .ref file

Can't open a .ref 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 .ref file association, check the FAQ.

.ref file extension

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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