HDS File - opening and understanding

Did your computer fail to open a HDS file? We explain what they are used for and recommend software that we know can open or otherwise handle your .HDS 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

You will need a program compatible with the specific file you are trying to open, as different programs may use files with file extension HDS for different purposes.

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested 5 different HDS openers which you will find listed below.

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 viewers for this file format

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
Any Video Converter FreeAny Video Converter FreeUser submitted
HD2014_V1.01.318HD2014_V1.01.318User submitted
HealTech OBD Tool for Honda motrcyclesHealTech OBD Tool for Honda motrcyclesUser submitted
We have not verified any software that we know for certain will work with HDS-files on Mac. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!
We have not verified any web services that we know for certain will work with HDS-files. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!