HDS file: How can I open a .HDS file?
The table below provides useful information about the .hds file extension. It answers questions such as:
- What is the .hds file?
- What program do I need to open a .hds file?
- How can the .hds file be opened, edited or printed?
- How can I convert .hds files to another format?
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✅ Parallels Desktop Hard Disk Image
The HDS file is a Parallels Desktop Hard Disk Image. Parallels Desktop is a software solution for creating and running virtual machines inside a virtual environment on a host computer.
✅ XMap Hierarchical Dataset
The HDS file is an XMap Hierarchical Dataset. XMap is a three-tiered GIS and GPS platform that addresses key functional levels within an organization’s GIS infrastructure.
✅ Microsoft PlayReady HDS Data
The HDS file is a Microsoft PlayReady HDS Data. PlayReady is a Digital Rights Management (DRM) from Microsoft for portable devices.
⚠ Be careful with .hds files.
It's important to know that the .hds file extension can be used by various programs, not just the ones you expect. This includes potentially harmful software or malware that might create .hds files. Be cautious when dealing with .hds files from unknown sources.
🚫 The .hds file extension is often given incorrectly!
According to the searches on our site, these misspellings were the most common in the past year:
Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?
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🔴 Can't open a .hds 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:
Select an app to open this .hds file
It means that the operating system does not have a default app associated with the .hds file type. To resolve this issue and open the file, you can take the following steps:
- Right-click on the .hds file. A context menu will appear.
- From the context menu, select Open with. Windows will display a list of recommended apps.
- If the desired app is listed, select it from the provided options.
- If you cannot find the appropriate app, you may need to install software that supports the specific file type.
If you don't know how to change the default app for the .hds file, check the FAQ.
🔴 Can I change the extension of files?
Changing the filename extension of a file is not a good idea. The extension of a file serves as a hint to the operating system and various software programs about the type of data contained within the file. When you alter a file's extension, you essentially modify how software applications interpret and handle that file. Every file has a specific format, also known as its file type or file format. The problem is, changing the file extension does not change the file format.
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