There is one other file type using
the DDS file extension!

dds file icon.dds - DirectDraw surface data [common]

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DDS file extension - XMap XData dataset file

What is dds file? How to open dds files?

File type specification:

Various data file type icon Various data file type

The DDS file extension is used by XMap for dataset files.

The default software associated to dds file type:

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DeLorme logo Xmap  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
  DeLorme

Xmap is a set of tools for managing XMap GIS databases and for providing field technicians with streamlined access to critical data layers.

Help how to open DDS files:

Due the variability and uncertainty of this file type group, there is no general information available, about how to open this various data file format. However most files with extension from this group are usually not meant to be opened or viewed directly. If there are associated applications or programs listed below the extension description, you can always try to check their website for additional informations on their forums or other type of customer support.

For general information try to look at:
Identifying unknown file formats

How to convert file with extension DDS:

Due the variability and uncertainty of this file type group, there is no general information available, about how to convert this various data file format. However most files with extension from this group are usually not in formats, which can be converted. If there are associated applications or programs listed below the extension description, you can always try to check their website for additional informations on their forums or other type of customer support.

List of recommended software applications associated to the .dds file extension

Recommended software programs are sorted by OS platform (Windows, Mac OS X etc.) and possible program actions
that can be done with the file
: like open dds file, edit dds file, convert dds file, view dds file, play dds file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in File-Extensions.org's database).

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Unspecified and all other actions for computer programs working with dds file - XMap XData dataset file

Click on the software link for more information about Xmap. Xmap uses dds file type for its internal purposes and/or also by different way than common edit or open file actions (eg. to install/execute/support an application itself, to store application or user data, configure program etc.).

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