How to open FCS files

Did your computer fail to open a FCS file? We explain what FCS files are and recommend software that we know can open or convert your files.

What is a FCS file?

The FCS file extension indicates to your device which app can open the file. However, different programs may use the FCS file type for different types of data.

We are aware of 2 different uses of the FCS extension, which you can read more about below.

Flow Cytometry Standard format

Through our analysis of FCS files, we know that one use of the format is Flow Cytometry Standard 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.

We have not verified any programs yet that works with this specific format. If you know any, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below. Thanks!

Foobar 2000 Columns UI settings

Through our analysis of FCS files, we know that one use of the format is Foobar 2000 Columns UI settings. 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.

We have not verified any programs yet that works with this specific format. If you know any, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below. Thanks!

Software that will open, convert or fix FCS files

These apps are known to open certain types of FCS files. Since many different programs may use FCS files for different purposes, you may need to try a few of the apps to open your specific FCS file.

Focus PhotoeditorFocus PhotoeditorUser submitted
Foobar2000 RusXPackFoobar2000 RusXPackUser submitted
Foobar2000 XPackFoobar2000 XPackUser submitted
Full Convert Enterprise TrialFull Convert Enterprise TrialUser submitted
Focus Photoeditor SEFocus Photoeditor SEUser submitted
FineCryptFineCryptUser submitted
Foobar2000 zPackFoobar2000 zPackUser submitted
We have not verified any programs that we know for certain can work with FCS-files on Mac. If you know one, please use the Suggest link below and tell us about it!
We have not verified any online services that we know for certain can work with FCS-files. If you know one, please use the Suggest link below and tell us about it!