File extension DDS (.DDS) information

Windows cannot open DDS files?

If Windows is unable to open file extension .DDS you may have registry related errors or may not have the appropriate program installed. We strongly recommend that you run a free registry scan.

Appropriate program:

The .DDS file extension identifies a compressed image format used by DirectX to store image information for games and other graphical applications. To create or edit .DDS files you can use the Microsoft DirectX editor or Photoshop, however otherwise these files will be accessed by a range of applications and computer games, including Orbiter and Battlefield 1942.. Incorrect associations are the cause of many file extension errors. Scan your system to prevent, identify and repair DDS file extension association errors.


  • Performance: To optimize memory and CPU usage for DDS files run a free performance scan.
  • Stability: Fix DDS errors to make your system and applications more stable.
  • Drivers: Scan your PC for the outdated drivers which lead to system errors and slowdowns.

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