What is a .MDS File And How To Open It – SmartBear (Visual Guide)


Have you came across a file with the .mds extension, but it is a file you have never seen before? It is possible that you know what the file does, but you are unsure on how to open it. Don’t worry! This article explains everything about the .mds file extension, how to open and work with it on various systems.

What is a .MDS file?

The .MDS file extension is from TestComplete Project File. The development of this file was done by SmartBear. The file is a settings related file.

What to know

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

How to open a .MDS file?

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

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

Below you can see a visual guide on how to open the .mds file on Windows in 4 easy steps.

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

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .MDS 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, after locating your file, right click on it and click “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 SmartBear TestComplete software you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Windows.

Still cannot open the .MDS file?

If you are still unable to open the .MDS file, it might be because you are trying to open the wrong one. There are many similar file extensions that look like the .MDS file.mdsx – MEGA Team, .mdt – Microsoft, .mdt – Intergraph, .mdw – Access Workgroup File, .mdx – DT Soft. 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 .MDS file with the SmartBear TestComplete program on Windows.