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What are FDS files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening a FDS file or are you simply curious about its contents? We're here to explain the properties of these files and provide you with software that can open or handle your FDS 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

We have identified one FDS opener that is compatible with this specific type of FDS file.

Programs that open Famicom Disk System disk image files


Last updated: September 21, 2023

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.

FireDAC Database

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.

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested ten different FDS openers which you will find listed below.

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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