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.dds file extension

There are several reasons that can cause problems with opening the .dds file on your device. Some of them appear much more frequently.

  • The first most common problem is the lack of an installed software (in the correct version) that supports .dds file. Browse the programs installed on your device, and make sure you have one of the programs from the list that you see below. If you do not have any of these programs, simply download and install one of them . When you install a new program just double click on the .dds file with which you had the problem and select the newly installed software as the default software to support the file.
  • Another frequently encountered cause is incorrect association of the .dds file with a program designed to support it. This problem can also be solved easily. Try this page and follow the instructions. But remember to make sure that you have installed at least one of the programs from the list below . To make the .dds file open up properly, you must associate it with one of them.

Types of files with the .dds extension in our database

  • 1. DirectDraw Surface

    Category Raster Image Files
    Developer Microsoft
    Popularity Popularity

    • Windows Texture Viewer
    • NVIDIA Texture Tools
    • NVIDIA DDS Thumbnail Viewer
    • Microsoft DirectX Texture Editor
    • DotPDN Paint.NET
    • XnView
    • DXTBmp
    • ideaMK DDS Viewer
    • IrfanView with IrfanView Formats plugin
    • Adobe Photoshop CC with NVIDIA DDS plugin
    • GIMP with DDS plugin
    • XnView
    • XnView

File association with the application to support it is carried out by the file extension. If, for example a .dds file is associated with one of the applications from the list, then when you double click on the file, the operating system will run this application and open the .dds file.

In addition, you can find on the site addresses of all required software for .dds files. We try to provide addresses to the sites of manufacturers, so that appropriate programs could be downloaded from the most reliable source.

For some files, different software supports running the file, editing it, and even saving the data in a .dds file, which makes working with the file difficult. That is why we created a continuously updated database to which we add information about the particular software. You also can develop our database by using the form included on the site.

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