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PROB File Extension

PLINK Meta-analysis Rejected Variant List Format

What is PROB file?

Full format name of files that use PROB extension is PLINK Meta-analysis Rejected Variant List Format. Files with PROB extension may be used by programs distributed for Windows platform. Files with PROB extension are categorized as Misc Files files. The Misc Files subset comprises 5907 various file formats. The software recommended for managing PROB files is PLINK. Software named PLINK was created by Christopher Chang. In order to find more detailed information on the software and PROB files, check the developer’s official website.

Programs which support PROB file extension

Below is a table that list programs that support PROB files. Files with PROB suffix can be copied to any mobile device or system platform, but it may not be possible to open them properly on target system.

Programs that support PROB file

Windows Windows

Updated: 01/16/2021

How to open file with PROB extension?

Problems with accessing PROB may be due to various reasons. Fortunately, most common problems with PROB files can be solved without in-depth IT knowledge, and most importantly, in a matter of minutes. The following is a list of guidelines that will help you identify and solve file-related problems.

Step 1. Get the PLINK

Install software to open PROB file The main and most frequent cause precluding users form opening PROB files is that no program that can handle PROB files is installed on user’s system. The solution to this problem is very simple. Download PLINK and install it on your device. The full list of programs grouped by operating systems can be found above. The safest method of downloading PLINK installed is by going to developer’s website (Christopher Chang) and downloading the software using provided links.

Step 2. Update PLINK to the latest version

Update software that support file extension PROBIf the problems with opening PROB files still occur even after installing PLINK, it is possible that you have an outdated version of the software. Check the developer’s website whether a newer version of PLINK is available. Sometimes software developers introduce new formats in place of that already supports along with newer versions of their applications. The reason that PLINK cannot handle files with PROB may be that the software is outdated. The latest version of PLINK should support all file formats that where compatible with older versions of the software.

Step 3. Assign PLINK to PROB files

If the issue has not been solved in the previous step, you should associate PROB files with latest version of PLINK you have installed on your device. The next step should pose no problems. The procedure is straightforward and largely system-independent

Associate software with PROB file on Windows

Change the default application in Windows

  • Clicking the PROB with right mouse button will bring a menu from which you should select the Open with option
  • Next, select the Choose another app option and then using More apps open the list of available applications
  • To finalize the process, select Look for another app on this PC entry and using the file explorer select the PLINK installation folder. Confirm by checking Always use this app to open PROB files box and clicking OK button.
Associate software with PROB file on Mac

Change the default application in Mac OS

  • Right-click the PROB file and select Information
  • Proceed to the Open with section. If its closed, click the title to access available options
  • From the list choose the appropriate program and confirm by clicking Change for all....
  • If you followed the previous steps a message should appear: This change will be applied to all files with PROB extension. Next, click the Continue button to finalize the process.

Step 4. Ensure that the PROB file is complete and free of errors

You closely followed the steps listed in points 1-3, but the problem is still present? You should check whether the file is a proper PROB file. Problems with opening the file may arise due to various reasons.

Check PROB file for viruses
1. The PROB may be infected with malware – make sure to scan it with an antivirus tool.

Should it happed that the PROB is infected with a virus, this may be that cause that prevents you from accessing it. Immediately scan the file using an antivirus tool or scan the whole system to ensure the whole system is safe. PROB file is infected with malware? Follow the steps suggested by your antivirus software.

2. Check whether the file is corrupted or damaged

If you obtained the problematic PROB file from a third party, ask them to supply you with another copy. The file might have been copied erroneously and the data lost integrity, which precludes from accessing the file. When downloading the file with PROB extension from the internet an error may occurred resulting in incomplete file. Try downloading the file again.

3. Ensure that you have appropriate access rights

Some files require elevated access rights to open them. Switch to an account that has required privileges and try opening the PLINK Meta-analysis Rejected Variant List Format file again.

4. Check whether your system can handle PLINK

If the system is under havy load, it may not be able to handle the program that you use to open files with PROB extension. In this case close the other applications.

5. Verify that your operating system and drivers are up to date

Regularly updated system, drivers, and programs keep your computer secure. This may also prevent problems with PLINK Meta-analysis Rejected Variant List Format files. Outdated drivers or software may have caused the inability to use a peripheral device needed to handle PROB files.

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