Opening FASTQ files
Did your computer fail to open a FASTQ file? We explain what FASTQ files are and recommend software that we know can open or convert your FASTQ files.
What is a FASTQ file?
The file extension indicates to your device which program can open the file. However, often different programs will use the same file extension for different types of data.
For FASTQ files, we are aware of 1 use, which you can read more about below.
Through our analysis of FASTQ files, we know that one use of the format is FASTQ format. We have not yet described in detail what these files contain and what they are used for, but our team is working tiredlessly through thousands of file formats. We'd love hearing from you if you have information about the format.
Software that will open, convert or fix FASTQ files
These apps are known to open certain types of FASTQ files. Since many different programs may use FASTQ files for different purposes, you may need to try a few of the apps to open your specific FASTQ file.