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trapper: Agilent MassHunter format (.d directories)-to-mzXML converter



Command-line program to convert Agilent MassHunter format (.d directories) to mzXML. The program relies on the MassHunter Data Accquisition Component (MHDAC), which is included with the trapper installer by kind permission of Agilent. This allows anyone to make use of these data files, without requiring installation of the full MassHunter application.

Current Version

The mzXML conversion tools ReAdW, massWolf, trapper, and mzWiff and been deprecated and are no longer included in TPP. All users are encouraged to use the converter tool msconvert produced as part of the ProteoWizard project. This tool supports all the same native formats as the previous tools, is better supported, and implements the new HUPO-PSI mzML standard. For convenience a version of this tool has been included with all new TPP releases.

The current version of the trapper software is 4.3.0, released August 7, 2009


Because this program depends on Windows-only vendor libraries from Agilent, this code will only work under Windows with Agilent's MHDAC software installed. The MHDAC is included and installed with the trapper installer.

Getting the software

This software will be included in the upcoming 4.1.0 TPP distribution.

Additional methods for obtaining the software are:

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