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Informations about the IDAT filename extension and the file formats associated with it

We collected the information you should know about the .idat filename on this page. If you were sent a(n) .idat file in an e-mail, but you don’t know what to do with it, then you can find help here. We strive to suggest free, open-source applications that are available to everyone for the file formats.

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.idat - Illumina BeadArray Data

The IDAT file is a Data file, which is connected to the Illumina BeadArray Data according to our registry. With the adequate settings, the Illumina BeadArray Data (.idat) files can be opened or converted with the help of Illumina BeadArray.

Format description:
IDAT format description not yet available
Illumina BeadArray
Magic string:
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Related links:
Related extensions:
Illumina BeadArray Location Data

Important! Programs other than the ones listed above may also use the .idat file extension. Even harmful programs can create files with the .idat extension to store data in them. Always be careful with .idat files coming from unknown sources. Don’t open executable files that arrived in mails, even if you know the sender.

The .idat file can’t be opened on your computer?

If the program necessary for opening the .idat file is installed properly on your computer, then the quickest and simplest way to open the .idat file is to double-click on the file’s name. If that doesn’t work, then the right software probably isn’t installed on your computer.

While opening the .idat file, you may receive an error message from the associated application, this can be caused by the following:

Incorrectly given .idat extension

The .idat filename extension can be given incorrectly sometimes. The cause of the error could be a mistake or a simple typo. We found the following incorrectly given filename extensions that are the most frequent in the case of .idat files.

dat, jdat, ida, odat, idt

Maybe you’re not even looking for the .idat file extension?

It’s possible the the file’s extension was given incorrectly. Below, we list some filename extensions that are similar to the .idat extension. It’s possible that the one you’re looking for is among them.

General Data File
Internet Data Administration Script
Affymetrix Image Data File
Windows Installer Exported Database
DataFlex Database File
Hopsan Optimization Data

Associated applications

The Windows operating system stores information about the applications associated to the file extensions in the registry database. The associations can be queried or modified in the Command Prompt window with the "assoc" command.

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