DS File - opening and understanding
Did your computer fail to open a DS file? We explain what they are used for and recommend software that we know can open or otherwise handle your .DS files.
What is a DS 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 contain data source files that are used for the TWAIN-compatible software program. 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.
The Microsoft SQL software application is also known to use the .ds file extension. These DS files contain the server data source files that are used by the program.
How to open DS files
You will need a program compatible with the specific file you are trying to open, as different programs may use files with file extension DS for different purposes.
While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested 10 different DS openers which you will find listed below.
Suggest another file format using extension DS
While we know of one file format using the .DS file extension, there may be more. It is widespread that different programs use files with the same file extension for very different types of data. Please let us know if you are aware of a different kind of .DS file.
Various viewers for this file format
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.