Files with hds file extension might also be found as part of Parallels Desktop and used for one of its hard disk formats.

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

empty icon.hds - XMap hierarchical dataset

hds icon.hds - Windows Digital Right Management data

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Software that open hds file

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HDS file extension - Parallels Desktop hard disk image

What is hds file? How to open hds files?

The hds file extension is also related to Parallels Desktop virtualization software and used for one of its default file types.

The hds file is a hard disk image that represents disk partitions in a virtual machine. Might also be used for snapshot reasons.

The hds file is typically located within a hdd file, which itself is located inside a pvm file.

The default software associated to open hds file:

Parallels Desktop for Mac icon

Parallels Holdings Ltd. logoParallels Desktop for Mac  Apple macOS / Mac OS X software

Company or developer:
Parallels Holdings Ltd.

Parallels Desktop for Mac is popular virtualization software used to run Microsoft Windows and other operating systems on Mac computers running Mac OS X. It is able to run virtualized operating systems very fast with full 3D acceleration support and without lost Mac performance.

Help how to open:

Primarly use Parallels Desktop to open *.hds hard disk files.

How to convert:

It should be possible to convert this type of *.hds files to another virtual hard disk format used on different virtualization platform.

Find conversions from hds file:

hds to vdi

List of 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).

Click on the tab below to simply browse between the application actions, to quickly get a list of recommended software, which is able to perform the specified software action, such as opening, editing or converting hds files.

Software that open hds file - Parallels Desktop hard disk image

Programs supporting the exension hds on the main platforms Windows, Mac, Linux or mobile. Click on the link to get more information about Parallels Desktop for Mac for open hds file action.

Apple macOS / Mac OS X:

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