NDS File Type

- The quick facts

What are NDS files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening a NDS 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 NDS file?

NDS is an acronym that stands for Nintendo Dual Screen. The Nintendo Dual Screen is a game system released by the Nintendo Company. The game system features two separate screens and a stylus that allows users a "touch screen" interaction when playing the DS video games.

Files with the .nds extension are computer files that have been encoded to enable the DS game file to be played on a user's PC. The NDS file contains images of the ROM Flash Data that is inside the Nintendo DS came cartridge and the file is then played on a computer using a Nintendo DS emulator.

How to open NDS files

Important: Different programs may use files with the NDS file extension for different purposes, so unless you are sure which format your NDS 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 NDS openers which you will find listed below.

Last updated: March 19, 2022

Various apps that use files with this extension

These apps are known to open certain types of NDS files. Remember, different programs may use NDS files for different purposes, so you may need to try out a few of them to be able to open your specific file.

Nero Burning ROMNero Burning ROMUser submitted
WinDS PROWinDS PROUser submitted
WinDS PRO AppsWinDS PRO AppsUser submitted
NO$ZoomerNO$ZoomerUser submitted
No$GBANo$GBAUser submitted
uTorrentuTorrentUser submitted
VisualBoyAdvance emulatorVisualBoyAdvance emulatorUser submitted
7-Zip7-ZipUser submitted
Adobe AcrobatAdobe AcrobatUser submitted
MenuMenuUser submitted

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