GEN File

What are GEN files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening a GEN file or just wondering what they contain? We explain what these files are used for and show you software that we know can open or otherwise handle your files.

What is a GEN file?

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

While we do not yet describe the GEN file format and its common uses, we do know which programs are known to open these files, as we receive dozens of suggestions from users like yourself every day about specific file types and which programs they use to open them.

We are continually working on adding more file type descriptions to the site, so if you have information about GEN files that you think will help others, please use the Update Info link below to submit it to us - we'd love to hear from you!

How to open GEN files

Important: Different programs may use files with the GEN file extension for different purposes, so unless you are sure which format your GEN file is, you may need to try a few different programs.

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested 19 different GEN openers which you will find listed below.

Various apps that use files with this extension

These apps are known to open certain types of GEN files. Remember, different programs may use GEN files for different purposes, so you may need to try out a few of them to be able to open your specific file.

BioEditBioEditUser submitted
SnapGene ViewerSnapGene ViewerUser submitted
WinDS PRO AppsWinDS PRO AppsUser submitted
IBM SPSS ModelerIBM SPSS ModelerUser submitted
SnapGeneSnapGeneUser submitted
GenStatGenStatUser submitted
Unipro UGENEUnipro UGENEUser submitted
ClementineClementineUser submitted
GenStat Fourteenth EditionGenStat Fourteenth EditionUser submitted
PASW ModelerPASW ModelerUser submitted
MKEditorMKEditorUser submitted
GenStat Fifteenth EditionGenStat Fifteenth EditionUser submitted
CadwinCadwinUser submitted
Simply AccountingSimply AccountingUser submitted
GenStat Thirteenth EditionGenStat Thirteenth EditionUser submitted
gensgensUser submitted
NestopiaNestopiaUser submitted
GenStat Teaching EditionGenStat Teaching EditionUser submitted
GenStat Tenth EditionGenStat Tenth EditionUser submitted

Try a universal file viewer

Try a universal file viewer like Bitberry File Opener. It can open 410 different types of files - and most likely yours too. Download Bitberry File Opener here.

Help us help others helps thousands of users every day, and we would love to hear from you if you have additional information about GEN file formats, example files, or compatible programs. Please use the links below or email us at to discuss further.