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What are HDS files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening a HDS 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 HDS files.

What is a HDS file?

HDS files have multiple uses, and Microsoft PlayReady Data is one of them. Read more about the other uses further down the page.

Microsoft PlayReady Data 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 and portable devices without compromising security.

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 four different HDS openers which you will find listed below.

Last updated: November 15, 2022

All known file formats using extension .HDS

While Microsoft PlayReady Data File is a popular type of HDS-file, we know of 2 different uses of the .HDS file extension. Different software may use files with the same extension for different types of data.

X68000 SCSI Hard Disk Image

We know that one HDS format is X68000 SCSI Hard Disk Image. 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 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.

ProfiSignalProfiSignalUser submitted
AzigoLiteAzigoLiteUser submitted
HD2014_V1.01.318HD2014_V1.01.318User submitted
HealTech OBD Tool for Honda motrcyclesHealTech OBD Tool for Honda motrcyclesUser submitted

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