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.
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 DS file openers, viewers, etc.
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.