What are DS files and how to open them
Are you having problems opening a DS file or just wondering what they contain? We explain what these files are used for and show you software that we know can open or otherwise handle your files.
What is a DS file?
DS files have multiple uses, and TWAIN Data Source is one of them. Read more about the others 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 10 different DS openers which you will find listed below.
Last updated: June 29, 2022
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.
More file formats using the DS extension
Through our research of DS files, we know that the following formats exist. However, we have not yet analyzed them in detail.
- DrumSynth Preset
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.
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