SMD File - opening and understanding

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

What is a SMD file?

Files that contain the .smd file extension are most commonly associated with ROM image files that are used to store copies of a Sega Genesis video game.

An SMD file contains an exact copy of a game that was contained on a Sega Genesis game cartridge. This file then allows the game to be played on a computer, eliminating the need for a Sega Genesis console. However, the user must have the proper emulation software installed on his or her computer in order to play the SMD game.

The StarOffice software has also been known to use the .smd file suffix. These SMD files contain mail files that have been created with the StarOffice software.

How to open SMD 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 SMD for different purposes.

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested 10 different SMD openers which you will find listed below.

Suggest another file format using extension SMD

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

Various viewers for this file format

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

WinDS PRO AppsWinDS PRO AppsUser submitted
Shimadzu Common ContainerShimadzu Common ContainerUser submitted
FormFormUser submitted
Spine Mark EditorSpine Mark EditorUser submitted
Kega FusionKega FusionUser submitted
Strata Design 3D CXStrata Design 3D CXUser submitted
Strata 3D CXStrata 3D CXUser submitted
SurgMon ApplicationSurgMon ApplicationUser submitted
ChemDoodleChemDoodleUser submitted
Marketing Plan ProMarketing Plan ProUser submitted
We have not verified any software that we know for certain will work with SMD-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 SMD-files. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!