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


While downloading files, you might have downloaded a file with the .ffs extension. Perhaps you know what the file is, but you simply don’t know how to open it. That’s why you are here! We have made this guide for you to learn more about the .ffs file extension and how to open it.

What is a .FFS file?

The file extension .FFS is from FME Desktop Feature Store File.The creator of this file extension is Safe Software. This file belongs to the binary format and it is a GIS software file.

What to know

There are currently 2 software that can open the .ffs file on 1 platform.

How to open a .FFS file?

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

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

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

1. In the first step you need to download the TatukGIS Viewer software. This software will be used for opening the file. Other software that can be used in opening this file is: Safe Software FME Desktop and TatukGIS Viewer.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .FFS 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 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 TatukGIS Viewer software you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Windows.

Still cannot open the .FFS file?

If you are still unable to open the .FFS file, it might be because you are trying to open the wrong one. There are many similar file extensions that look like the .FFS file.fft – Adobe Systems, .fft – IBM, .ffu – Microsoft, .ffwp – Lucom, .ffx – Adobe Systems. 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 .FFS file with the TatukGIS Viewer, Safe Software FME Desktop programs on Windows.