What is a .DMS File And How To Open It – Commodore International (Guide)

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Introduction

Have you downloaded a file with .dms extension, but you are not sure what it is? It is possible that you know what the file does, but you are unsure on how to open it. Thanks to this easy guide you will be able to find out what .dms file extension is, how to open it and how to work with it.

What is a .DMS file?

The file extension .DMS stands for Amiga Disk Masher Image. This file extension was developed by Commodore International. The format of this file is binary, and it is a disk image file.

What to know

There are currently 3 software that can open the .dms file on 2 platforms.

How to open a .DMS file?

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

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

The .dms file can be opened in 4 steps on Windows.

1. In the first step you need to download the WinUAE software. You will be using this software in order to open the file. You can also use WinFellow and WinUAE software.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .DMS file

2. The second step is locating the downloaded file. The file can be usually found in your /download/ folder if you don’t remember where you have downloaded it to.

Step 3

Step 3: Choose “Open with”

3. In the third step right click on your file and choose “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 WinUAE software that you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Windows.

How to open a .DMS file on Mac

The .dms file can be opened in 4 steps on Mac.

1. The first step is to download the The Unarchiver software. You will be using this software in order to open the file.

Step 2

Step 2: Finding your .DMS 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. In the fourth step, after clicking “Open with”, you should see the The Unarchiver software that you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Mac.

Still cannot open the .DMS file?

If you cannot open the .DMS file, it is entirely possible that you are trying to open the wrong file. The .DMS file extension is similar to other file extensions such as: .dms – BYOND. 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 .DMS file with the WinUAE, WinFellow programs on Windows and The Unarchiver program on Mac.