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NDS file extension

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

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

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

✅ Nintendo DS ROM Image

NDS file is a Nintendo DS ROM Image. The Nintendo DS is a handheld game console developed and manufactured by Nintendo, released in 2004. The console features a clamshell design, similar to the Game Boy Advance SP, with two LCD screens inside - one of which is a touchscreen.
Category: Data files
Application: DeSmuME (DS Emulator)
Mime-type: application/octet-stream
Magic number: -
Magic string: -
Sample: -
NDS aliases:
NDS related links:
NDS related extensions:
Virtual Boy ROM

Atari 2600 ROM Image

Nintendo GameBoy ROM Image







Gamecube Disk Image

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

🚫 The .nds file extension is often given incorrectly!

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

bds, dns, ds, gds, hds, jds, mds, ncs, nd, ndc, ndw, ndx, ndz, nes, nfs

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

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🔴 Can't open a .nds 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 .nds 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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