How to open CDS files

Did your computer fail to open a CDS file? We explain what CDS files are and recommend software that we know can open or convert your CDS files.

What is a CDS file?

The CDS file extension indicates to your device which app can open the file. However, different programs may use the CDS file type for different types of data.

While we do not yet describe the CDS file format and its common uses, we do know which programs are known to open these files, as we receive dozens of suggestions from users like yourself every day about specific file types and which programs they use to open them.

We are continually working on adding more file type descriptions to the site, so if you have information about CDS files that you think will help others, please use the Update Info link below to submit it to us - we'd love to hear from you!

Generic CDS

These apps are known to open certain types of CDS files. Since many different programs may use CDS files for different purposes, you may need to try a few of the apps to open your specific CDS file.

ChemDrawChemDrawUser submitted
ChemDraw UltraChemDraw UltraUser submitted
ColorDirector2ColorDirector2User submitted
ConceptDraw ProfessionalConceptDraw ProfessionalUser submitted
ShadowsShadowsUser submitted
IntellectIntellectUser submitted
CS ChemDraw UltraCS ChemDraw UltraUser submitted
Chaos FreeChaos FreeUser submitted
ChemDraw ProChemDraw ProUser submitted
MetacreatorMetacreatorUser submitted
ChemDoodleChemDoodleUser submitted
ColorDirector4ColorDirector4User submitted
ColorDirector3ColorDirector3User submitted
Time & ChaosTime & ChaosUser submitted
ChaosChaosUser submitted
ColorDirector5ColorDirector5User submitted
CS ChemDraw ProCS ChemDraw ProUser submitted
Chaos !ntellectChaos !ntellectUser submitted
CS ChemDraw StdCS ChemDraw StdUser submitted
NoteXplorerNoteXplorerUser submitted
ChemDraw StdChemDraw StdUser submitted
ColumbusColumbusUser submitted
GURPS Character BuilderGURPS Character BuilderUser submitted
CD Storage MasterCD Storage MasterUser submitted
KPS Click & designKPS Click & designUser submitted
PReS DesignerPReS DesignerUser submitted
Meine Wohnung Click & designMeine Wohnung Click & designUser submitted

Try a universal file viewer

Try a universal file viewer like Free File Viewer. It can open over 200 different types of files - and most likely yours too. Download Free File Viewer here.

We have not verified any programs that we know for certain can work with CDS-files on Mac. If you know one, please use the Suggest link below and tell us about it!
We have not verified any online services that we know for certain can work with CDS-files. If you know one, please use the Suggest link below and tell us about it!