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Help downloading MTHFRsupport.com Files

Discussion in 'Genetic Testing and SNPs' started by minkeygirl, Oct 5, 2013.

  1. minkeygirl

    minkeygirl Narcissism = lack of self awareness

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    I just downloaded my files from 23andMe but it came out as a text file, although the information on the MTHFRsupport.com site says it will come in a zip file.

    To possibly further complicate things I have a Macbook and no mouse so even with the instructions on compressing file I don't know how to right click.

    Here is a sample of a few lines that got downloaded. There is a long list of these.

    # rsidchromosomepositiongenotype
    rs4477212182154AA
    rs30943151752566AG
    rs31319721752721AG
    rs121248191776546AA

    Can anyone help me with this? Can I use this data as it is? I'm not very computer savvy so please dumb things down.

    Thanks.
     
  2. SickOfSickness

    SickOfSickness Senior Member

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  3. minkeygirl

    minkeygirl Narcissism = lack of self awareness

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    I downloaded it per the instructions given on MTHFRsupport.com. It downloaded as a text file. I have no idea how big it is. UPDATE: I just saved it as an adobe file and it's about 8000 pages give or take a few. So this is not usable as it is.

    This is what it says on top. I'm thinking this is the information. But I don't know if

    This data file generated by 23andMe at: Sat Oct 5 13:59:00 2013
    #
    # Below is a text version of your data. Fields are TAB-separated
    # Each line corresponds to a single SNP. For each SNP, we provide its identifier
    # (an rsid or an internal id), its location on the reference human genome, and the
    # genotype call oriented with respect to the plus strand on the human reference sequence.
    # We are using reference human assembly build 37 (also known as Annotation Release 104).
    # Note that it is possible that data downloaded at different times may be different due to ongoing
    # improvements in our ability to call genotypes. More information about these changes can be found at:
    # https://www.23andme.com/you/download/revisions/
    #
     
  4. SickOfSickness

    SickOfSickness Senior Member

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    I wonder if your computer automatically opened the zip? Maybe try a zip from somewhere else to test.
     
  5. minkeygirl

    minkeygirl Narcissism = lack of self awareness

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    Don't know anything about zip files. I'm going to see if I get something different if I start from Firefox instead of Safari.

    Ok, it downloaded it into a zip file but I can't find it to do anything with it.

    Ok, I have the zipfile on my desktop and I have the instructions to compress it. The problem is it tells me to right click and I don't have a mouse so I don't know what to do to get the "COMPRESS option to be available.

    Anyone with a Mac please help.
     
  6. minkeygirl

    minkeygirl Narcissism = lack of self awareness

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    Ok. This is a screen shot of what is going on. When I "right click" on the zip file, I do not have the COMPRESS option seen here

    I do have the compress option in the pull down but it is greyed out and not available.
    Screen Shot 2013-10-05 at 4.22.20 PM.png
     
  7. bel canto

    bel canto Senior Member

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    I'm not sure if I understand what you're trying to do, but my mac automatically unzips a file like that. It gets stored as a document. If you want to upload it somewhere, such as Prometheus, it will go just as it is.

    Do you need a zipped version for something? If so, trying checking mac "help" for "zip document" or "zip file" and see if it gives you what you need.
     
  8. minkeygirl

    minkeygirl Narcissism = lack of self awareness

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    According to the MTHFRsupport.com site, in order for them to use the raw data from 23andMe, the file has to be compressed.

    http://www.mthfrsupport.com/wp-cont...-to-upload-genome-and-solve-paypal-issues.pdf

    When I follow the instructions to compress the file, I am not getting that option. When I double click on the file COMPRESS is not there like in the screen shot and it is grayed out in the pulldown menu.

    I never use zip files, I don't know what they are or how the work. I also don't know what prometheus is.

    I need someone who knows what MTHFR is looking for to help me with this. Just tossing out information on zip files confuses me.

    Thanks though.

    Mink
     
  9. minkeygirl

    minkeygirl Narcissism = lack of self awareness

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    I heard from customer support from the site and they don't know how to work with this file. They will update me.
     

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