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SLOW5 file extension

The table below provides useful information about the .slow5 file extension. It answers questions such as:

  • What is the .slow5 file?
  • What program do I need to open a .slow5 file?
  • How can the .slow5 file be opened, edited or printed?
  • How can I convert .slow5 files to another format?

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


SLOW5 ASCII Data .slow5 file icon
The SLOW5 file is a SLOW5 ASCII Data. SLOW5 is a new file format for storing signal data from Oxford Nanopore Technologies (ONT) devices.
SLOW5 format description not yet available
Category: Data files
Application: SLOW5lib
Mime-type: application/octet-stream
Magic number: -
Magic string: -
Sample: -
SLOW5 aliases:
SLOW5 related links:
SLOW5 related extensions:
SLOW5 Binary Data

Other types of files may also use the .slow5 file extension.

🚫 The .slow5 file extension is often given incorrectly!

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


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We found the following similar file extensions in our database:

Notepad++ SLOW Data

🔴 Can't open a .slow5 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 .slow5 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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