.PDS File Extension

Developer:
NASA
File Type:
Planetary Data System File
Popularity:

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

What is a PDS file?

Pds file extension has Planetary Data System file type, developed by NASA, which is associated with the "data files" category.

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

pds file icon
Developer:
NASA
File Type:
Planetary Data System File
Category:
Data Files
Format:
Binary

How to open PDS file?

Double click the pds 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 .pds 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 pds 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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Method 2: Download the appropriate software

The given list provides programs which may be used for opening or converting the pds 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 PDS files

  • Windows Windows
    • NASA PDS Tools Package NASA PDS Tools Package
    • NASA NASAView NASA NASAView
  • MacOS MacOS
    • NASA PDS Tools Package NASA PDS Tools Package
    • NASA NASAView NASA NASAView
  • Linux Linux
    • NASA PDS Tools Package NASA PDS Tools Package
    • NASA NASAView NASA NASAView

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 pds file as well. Download Universal File Viewer for your OS.

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