.MDS File Extension

File Type:
Media Descriptor File

Having trouble opening .mds extension? Don't panic! This page explains what mds files are as well as suggests programs you may use to open mds files. You can download these programs through this page.

What is a MDS file?

Mds file extension has Media Descriptor file type, which is associated with the "disk image files" category.

Information file provides the description of the formatting of a DVD or CD, including header data. It is supported by a number of CD and DVD players, and is typically created by disc imaging programs.

MDS files are quite similar to .CUE files that describe data, which is saved in .BIN files. MDS files usually come along with their corresponding .MDF or .ISO files. The latter are used for storing actual data from discs. 

To learn how you can open the given file, read the information below.

mds file icon
File Type:
Media Descriptor File
Disk Image Files

How to open MDS file?

Double click the mds file to open it. The file will open automatically if file associations have been correctly installed and there is a proper program on your computer; if not, file associations may be corrupted and your OS either cannot find the proper program, or you might not have one for opening the file. First, we recommend downloading our utility to fix file association errors; then, you can download any program for opening the .mds extension from the ones suggested below. If you are certain there is nothing wrong with the file associations, you may proceed to method 2 right away; besides, if you can't make up your mind when choosing the right program, use Universal File Viewer from the last method.

Method 1: Fix file association errors

Follow these steps in order to automatically fix the mds extension associations' problem in no time:

  • Step 1: Click on "Download Solution" to download automatic tool provided by WikiExt.
  • Step 2: Click "Start Scan" to identify all potential issues.
  • Step 3: Review scan results and click "Fix Items".

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This Tool is Compatible With: Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8/8.1, 10

Method 2: Download the appropriate software

The given list provides programs which may be used for opening or converting the mds file. Choose the proper program for your OS, and click it to start the download or proceed to the developer's website.

Programs that open MDS files

Method 3: Use universal file viewer

In addition to the list of programs above, we recommend using Universal File Viewer. This tool can open over 250 file extensions and, most likely, it will be able to open the mds file as well. Download Universal File Viewer for your OS.

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