What are FDS files and how to open them
Are you having problems opening a FDS 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 FDS file?
FDS files have multiple uses, and Famicom Disk System disk image is one of them. Read more about the other uses further down the page.
Famicom Disk System disk image
These FDS files store the Famicom Disk System's disk data, a Japan-exclusive storage device for the family home video game console. These files are archived and used in emulators using the FDS file format.
How to open FDS files
Important: Different programs may use files with the FDS file extension for different purposes, so unless you are sure which format your FDS 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 FDS openers which you will find listed below.
Last updated: March 30, 2021
All known file formats using extension .FDS
While Famicom Disk System disk image is a popular type of FDS-file, we know of 2 different uses of the .FDS file extension. Different software may use files with the same extension for different types of data.
We know that one FDS format is FireDAC Database. 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 FDS files. Remember, different programs may use FDS files for different purposes, so you may need to try out a few of them to be able to open your specific file.
|Final Draft||User submitted|
|WinDS PRO Apps||User submitted|
|FlashDevelop RTM for Microsoft.NET||User submitted|
|FlashDevelop for .NET||User submitted|
|FlashDevelop RTM for Microsoft.NET Runtime||User submitted|
|Flange Data System||User submitted|
|FlashDevelop RC1 for Microsoft.NET||User submitted|
|FlashDevelop RC2 for Microsoft.NET||User submitted|
|FlashDevelop RC3 for Microsoft.NET||User submitted|
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