FDS File Type

- The quick facts

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.

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 10 different FDS openers which you will find listed below.

Last updated: March 30, 2021

More file formats using the FDS extension

Through our research of FDS files, we know that the following formats exist. However, we have not yet analyzed them in detail.

  • FireDAC Database

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.

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