Files with hds extension are commonly found as DRM protected data files created using the Windows Digital Rights Management platform.

There are 2 other file types using
the HDS file extension!

empty icon.hds - XMap hierarchical dataset

empty icon.hds - Parallels Desktop hard disk image

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Software that open hds file

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HDS file extension - Windows Digital Right Management data

What is hds file? How to open hds files?

File type specification:

Encoded and encrypted file type icon Encoded and encrypted file type

hds file icon: hds filetype icon

The hds file extension is associated with Windows Digital Right Management, a proven platform to protect and securely deliver content for playback on computers, portable devices, and network devices.

The latest version offers increased flexibility to support a wide range of business models that provide consumers even greater access to protected audio and video content.

The hds file contains saved DRM data.

Updated: July 10, 2024

The default software associated to open hds file:

Microsoft Windows icon

Microsoft Corporation logoMicrosoft Windows  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
Microsoft Corporation

A family of operating systems developed by the Microsoft Corp. The first Windows was released in 1985 as a GUI add-on to MS-DOS. MS-DOS based Windows versions were developed to 2000, when was released the last version called Windows ME. Windows based on NT core started in 1993. Windows NT family are developed to these days, the latest version is called Microsoft Windows 11.

Help how to open:

It doesn't seem that these HDS files are meant to be opened directly.

How to convert:

As far as we know, this .hds file type can't be converted to any other file format. This is usually the case of system, configuration, temporary, or data files containing data exclusive to only one software and used for its own purposes. Also some proprietary or closed file formats cannot be converted to more common file types in order to protect the intellectual property of the developer, which is for example the case of some DRM-protected multimedia files.

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

Recommended software programs are sorted by OS platform (Windows, macOS, Linux, iOS, Android etc.)
and possible program actions that can be done with the file: like open hds file, edit hds file, convert hds file, view hds file, play hds file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in's database).

Unspecified and all other actions for computer programs working with hds file - Windows Digital Right Management data

Click on the software link for more information about Microsoft Windows. Microsoft Windows uses hds 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.).

Microsoft Windows:

Main software associated with hds file by default:
Microsoft Windows small icon Microsoft Windows
Other suggested software:
Microsoft Windows Media Player small icon Microsoft Windows Media Player

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