What is a .FDS File And How To Open It – Final Draft

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Introduction

While downloading files, you might have downloaded a file with the .fds extension. You most likely know what the file is, but you might be unsure on how to open it. That’s why you are here! We have made this guide for you to learn more about the .fds file extension and how to open it.

What is a .FDS file?

The .FDS file extension comes from Final Draft Secure Copy. The development of this file was done by Final Draft. The file is a text related file.

What to know

There is currently 1 software that can open the .fds file on 2 platforms.

How to open a .FDS file?

Below we will show you a step-by-step guide on how to open the .FDS file on various operating systems.

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

There are 4 simple steps to open the .fds file on Windows.

1. In the first step you need to download the Final Draft software. You will be using this software in order to open the file. Other software that can be used in opening this file is: Final Draft.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .FDS file

2. In the second step you need to locate 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. After choosing the “Open with” option, you will have an option to choose the Final Draft software you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Windows.

How to open a .FDS file on Mac

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

1. In the first step you need to download the Final Draft software. You will be using this software in order to open the file. Other software that can be used in opening this file is: Final Draft.

Step 2

Step 2: Finding your .FDS 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: 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 Final Draft software that you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Mac.

Still cannot open the .FDS file?

If you cannot open the .FDS file, it is entirely possible that you are trying to open the wrong file. The .FDS file extension is similar to other file extensions such as: .fds – Nintendo FDS ROM, .fds – Safe Software. 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 .FDS file with the Final Draft program on Windows and Final Draft program on Mac.