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What are DS files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening a DS file or are you simply curious about its contents? We're here to explain the properties of these files and provide you with software that can open or handle your DS files.

What is a DS file?

DS files have multiple uses, and TWAIN Data Source is one of them. Read more about the other uses further down the page.

TWAIN Data Source File

Files that contain the .ds file extension are most commonly associated with TWAIN-compatible scanning software applications. The DS files that are used by these software programs are data source files.

The software and the related data source files provide a communication interface between the computer and the scanner when a user scans a document from a scanner into their computer using the associated scanning software.

How to open DS files

Important: Different programs may use files with the DS file extension for different purposes, so unless you are sure which format your DS file is, you may need to try a few different programs.

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested ten different DS openers which you will find listed below.

Last updated: December 22, 2023

All known file formats using extension .DS

While TWAIN Data Source File is a popular type of DS-file, we know of 3 different uses of the .DS file extension. Different software may use files with the same extension for different types of data.

Furcadia DragonSpeak Script

Furcadia is a role-playing game. DragonSpeak, also known as DS, is the scripting language in Furcadia that adds interactivity and functionality to dreams.

DS opener for Windows

We have identified one DS opener that is compatible with this specific type of DS file.

DrumSynth Preset

We know that one DS format is DrumSynth Preset. We have not yet analyzed in detail what these files contain and what they are used for. We're working on it.

Various apps that use files with this extension

These apps are known to open certain types of DS files. Remember, different programs may use DS files for different purposes, so you may need to try out a few of them to be able to open your specific file.

DAZ StudioDAZ StudioUser submitted
DSEDIT ApplicationDSEDIT ApplicationUser submitted
DSEditor ApplicationDSEditor ApplicationUser submitted
DataViewerDataViewerUser submitted
Dyno-ScanDyno-ScanUser submitted
Paraben's Device SeizureParaben's Device SeizureUser submitted
1.9.8r71.9.8r7User submitted submitted
Cintra Payroll SystemCintra Payroll SystemUser submitted
1.9.8r21.9.8r2User submitted

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