[Cytometry] .txt to .fcs file conversion

Haviland, David L David.L.Haviland at uth.tmc.edu
Fri Dec 17 11:42:22 EST 2010

I take it - renaming them with the fcs extention didn't work?   It has worked in other cases for me when .exe .jpg and .pdf were renamed to something else.   I just renamed them "back" to what they should be and they functioned as before. 


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-----Original Message-----
From: cytometry-bounces at lists.purdue.edu [mailto:cytometry-bounces at lists.purdue.edu] On Behalf Of Shawna Kennedy
Sent: Thursday, December 16, 2010 18:44
To: Cytometry Mailing List
Subject: [Cytometry] .txt to .fcs file conversion

Greetings all,

I have accidentally trashed some unbacked up Diva .fcs files.  Using a recovery program, I was able to get them back from computer purgatory, but the retrieval program brought them back as .txt files and not .fcs files. Is there software available to convert them back into .fcs files?  As you might suspect, any help will be greatly appreciated.

Shawna Kennedy


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