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SRA file extension

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

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

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

✅ Sequence Read Archive

SRA file is a Sequence Read Archive. The Sequence Read Archive (SRA) stores raw sequence data from "next-generation" sequencing technologies including 454, IonTorrent, Illumina, SOLiD, Helicos and Complete Genomics.
Category: Data files
Application: SRA Toolkit
Mime-type: application/octet-stream
Magic number: -
Magic string: -
Sample: -
SRA aliases:
SRA related links:
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Other types of files may also use the .sra file extension.

🚫 The .sra file extension is often given incorrectly!

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

era, ra, rsa, sa, sar, sda, sea, sfa, sga, sr, srq, srw, srx, srz, sta

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

We found the following similar file extensions in our database:

Adobe Photoshop CS Color Statistics
STATISTICA Spreadsheet File
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Unix Shared Library
Sun Raster Image
Aleph One Saved Game
Real Audio Sound
Self-Guard Security Camera Audio
Electronic Remittance Advice Data
DataFlex Source Code

🔴 Can't open a .sra 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 .sra 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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