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CDS file extension

The table below provides useful information about the .cds file extension. It answers questions such as:

  • What is the .cds file?
  • What program do I need to open a .cds file?
  • How can the .cds file be opened, edited or printed?
  • How can I convert .cds files to another format?

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1 extension(s) and 0 alias(es) found in database

✅ ChemDraw Stationery Document

CDS file is a ChemDraw Stationery (Style Sheet) Document. ChemDraw is a major molecule editor developed by the cheminformatics company CambridgeSoft. ChemDraw is part of the ChemOffice suite of programs and is available for Macintosh and Microsoft Windows.
CDS format description not yet available
Category: Document files
Application: ChemOffice
Mime-type: application/octet-stream
Magic number: -
Magic string: -
Sample: -
CDS aliases:
CDS related links:
CDS related extensions:
ChemDraw Exchange Document

ChemDraw XML Document

ChemDraw Chemical Structure

Other types of files may also use the .cds file extension.

🚫 The .cds file extension is often given incorrectly!

According to the searches on our site, these misspellings were the most common in the past year:

ccs, cd, cd5, cdc, cde, cdw, cdx, cdz, cfs, crs, cs, csd, css, cvs, cws

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

We found the following similar file extensions in our database:

VEDA User Sets File
Alpha Five Table Index
Adobe Encore Color Set
ClearSilver Template File
Microsoft DirectX DirectDraw Surface
CorelDraw Compressed Drawing
JCAMP Chemical Structure Data
MAP Service Document
ChemDraw Exchange Document
Amazon Lumberyard DirectDraw Surface Data

🔴 Can't open a .cds file?

When you double-click a file to open it, Windows examines the filename extension. If Windows recognizes the filename extension, it opens the file in the program that is associated with that filename extension. When Windows does not recognize a filename extension, you receive the following message:

Windows cannot open this file:


To open this file, Windows needs to know what program you want to use to open it...

If you don't know how to set the .cds file association, check the FAQ.

🔴 Can I change the extension of files?

Changing the filename extension of a file is not a good idea. When you change a file's extension, you change the way programs on your computer read the file. The problem is, changing the file extension does not change the file format.

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