HDS File Type

- The quick facts

What are HDS files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening a HDS 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 HDS file?

Files that contain the .hds file extension are most commonly associated with Windows Media Digital Rights Management files.

Windows Media Digital Rights Management is a platform that allows for the protection and secure transmission of a user's media files. The DRM files allow for the protected content to be played on computers, networks and portable devices without a compromise of security.

Hierarchical data systems also use the .hds file suffix. These HDS files contain the data files that are used by the hierarchical data system. For example, the XMap software application uses the .hds file extension for the hierarchical data files used by the program.

How to open HDS files

Important: Different programs may use files with the HDS file extension for different purposes, so unless you are sure which format your HDS file is, you may need to try a few different programs.

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested 4 different HDS openers which you will find listed below.

Last updated: May 31, 2022

Suggest another file format using extension HDS

While we know of one file format using the .HDS 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 .HDS file.

Various apps that use files with this extension

These apps are known to open certain types of HDS files. Remember, different programs may use HDS 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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