How to open SDS file extension?

The author of advice: Mr Brankiewicz

SDS files are incessantly popular. However, a file name containing SDS file extension is problematic for some of the users. They have problems with correct opening of a file with SDS extension. However, it should be remembered that SDS file extension can match one or more types of files. The most popular is MIDI Sample Sound (DUMP Standard File) but if there are others, you will find information concerning them below.

So, it is worth looking close at the problem concerning SDS files and search for its solution.

A list of programs supporting files types with SDS extension can be found below. Applications are sorted according to appropriate operational systems and their popularity.

  • MIDI Sample Sound (DUMP Standard File)

    .sds file extension

    Category: Audio/Music Files

    OS Software
    Windows FMJ-Software Awave Studio FMJ-Software Awave Studio
    Apple QuickTime Player Apple QuickTime Player
    Nullsoft Winamp Media Player 5.6 Nullsoft Winamp Media Player 5.6
    MAC OS Apple QuickTime Player Apple QuickTime Player
  • Chart Format

    .sds file extension

    Category: Database Files

    OS Software
    Sun Microsystems StarOffice Sun Microsystems StarOffice
    MAC OS
    Planamesa NeoOffice Planamesa NeoOffice
    Sun Microsystems StarOffice Sun Microsystems StarOffice
  • SDS Apps Data Format

    .sds file extension

    Category: Database Files

    OS Software
    Windows SDS apps SDS apps

How to check if a file we want to open is not infected by malware or viruses?

  • Download Malware/viruses removal tool from SDS files in the Windows system.
  • Click “Start scanning” and wait until the programme performs the scanning process on your computer.

What are the reasons of errors concerning SDS extension of files?

The problem that often causes damage concerning SDS extension are Windows system registry errors. That is why, in the first place it is recommended to:

  • Scan computer in order to identify, repair and open the SDS file
  • Check system registry from the angle of hidden errors
  • Repair file’s associations with programs in the system registry

If you are not sure if the above problems concern you, you should consider other frequent irregularities:

  • You do not have an appropriate application installed that supports SDS file extension
  • SDS file is corrupted
  • The application’s version necessary to open the file is not correct
  • The file is not assigned to an appropriate program

Solving problems with SDS files


If SDS file does not open, firstly, it is worth using files associations built in the Windows system with application that can support them. In order to do it, you should double-click a SDS file icon. A list of programs that probably support such a file will appear. It is enough to choose one of them so that Windows would open a given extension with it. Incorrect file’s association will result in Windows trying to open SDS file with a wrong program all the time even if there is an appropriate application supporting this format on a drive. In this case, it is necessary to perform the above mentioned registry scanning and associations’ repair.

If associations are correct and Windows still cannot open the file, most probably the computer does not have appropriate software supporting files with name containing SDS in their extension. The solution to this problem is very simple. You should buy or download a free (if they exist) application that will allow you to open, browse and edit SDS format (You can also try to find more informations on FileInfo). It is no risk because many paid programs have free test versions enabling to check their functionality.

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