I received files from a NextSeq run and was asked to analyze it, starting with demultiplexing it. However, it seems that only the .bcl and .bci files are present in the run, and there is no .loc or .filter file in the folder sent to me. As I am unsure of whether it is still possible to recover these files, I am trying to figure out if I can start the demultiplexing job without them.
I am using bcl2fastq2 and tried using the --ignore-missing-folder and --ignore-missing-positions, but either way it returns an error of "Dynamic exception type: boost::exception_detail::clone_impl<bcl2fastq::common::inputdataerror> std::exception::what: No tiles were found to process."
I would like to know if anyone has had an experience in which they managed to do it without those files. Or should I just give up and hope that they are available somewhere?
Thank you for any kind of help.