Did you find or received DDS file and your computer failed to open it? Below we will explain what is DDS file extension and how you can open it.

What is a DDS file ext?

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.

How to open a DDS file?

In most cases your computer should know what software program should be used to open different file types and extensions like DDS. When you double click on the DDS file format, it should open with appropriate software program. If you downloaded or received DDS files for the first time and your system failed to open it then try free file viewers available on the internet after doing enough research not to fall prey to malware.

How to fix errors with DDS files

Scan the file
Before trying to open DDS files on your Windows make sure that it is safe to do so by running through antivirus scanner.
Update
Unable to open DDS files with the associated software program or see an error than try updating the associated software
Do not
If none of the applications in your Windows were able to open DDS file do not change file extension because by changing file extension you are corrupting the file. In case you already changed the extension you can revert it back to DDS by renaming the file. Incorrect associations are the cause of many DDS file errors.

Finally, 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 registry scan.

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