What is a .DD File And How To Open It – Symantec (Simple Steps)

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Introduction

While downloading files, you might have downloaded a file with the .dd extension. You most likely know what the file is, but you might be unsure on how to open it. In this article we will explain what .dd file extension is, how to open it and how to work with it.

What is a .DD file?

The file extension .DD is DiskDoubler Archive. The development of this file was done by Symantec. This compressed file is in binary format.

What to know

There are currently 2 software that can open the .dd file on 2 platforms.

How to open a .DD file?

In this part of the article we will show you how to open the .DD file on various operating systems.

How to open a .DD file on Windows (7, 8, 10)

We have written below an easy-to-understand guide on how to open the .dd file on Windows in 4 easy steps.

1. In the first step you need to download the Smart Projects IsoBuster software. You will be using this software in order to open the file.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .DD file

2. The second step is locating the downloaded file. If you don’t remember where you have downloaded your file to, you should check your /download/ folder as it usually gets automatically saved there.

Step 3

Step 3: Choose “Open with”

3. In the third step, after locating your file, right click on it and click “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Choose the software and click ok

4. In the fourth step, after clicking “Open with”, you should see the Smart Projects IsoBuster software that you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Windows.

How to open a .DD file on Mac

To open the .dd file on Mac, please follow these 4 easy steps.

1. In the first step you need to download the The Unarchiver software. You will be using this software in order to open the file. The other software that you can use is The Unarchiver.

Step 2

Step 2: Finding your .DD file

2. In the second step you need to locate the downloaded file. If you don’t remember where you have downloaded your file to, you should check your /download/ folder as it usually gets automatically saved there.

Step 3

Step 3: Clicking “Open with”

3. In the third step right click on your file and choose “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Choosing the software to open your file

4. After choosing the “Open with” option, you will have an option to choose the The Unarchiver software you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Mac.

Still cannot open the .DD file?

If you are still unable to open the .DD file, it might be because you are trying to open the wrong one. The .DD file extension is similar to other file extensions such as: .ddat – DivX, .ddb – Avid Technology, .ddb – Westwood Studios, .ddc – Daren Softwares, .ddcx – Daren Softwares. You might be trying to open one of them. Please recheck the file extension again.

Conclusion

In this article you have learned how to open the .DD file with the Smart Projects IsoBuster program on Windows and The Unarchiver program on Mac.