What is a .FDS File And How To Open It – Safe Software (Easy Guide)


Have you came across a file with the .fds extension and you don’t know what it is? It is important to know how to open this file – in order to be able to work with it. In this article we will explain what .fds file extension is, how to open it and how to work with it.

What is a .FDS file?

The file extension .FDS is FME Custom Format File. The developer of this file extension is Safe Software. The format of this GIS software file is binary.

What to know

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

How to open a .FDS file?

Below we have written a comprehensive 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. The first step is to download the Safe Software FME Desktop software. You will be using this software in order to open the file. You can also use Safe Software FME Desktop software.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .FDS 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: 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 Safe Software FME Desktop software you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Windows.

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. There are many similar file extensions that look like the .FDS file.fds – Nintendo FDS ROM, .fds – Final Draft. You might be trying to open the wrong file, please recheck if you are trying to open the right file extension again.


In this article you have learned how to open the .FDS file with the Safe Software FME Desktop program on Windows.