What is a .SDS File And How To Open It – Apache Software Foundation (Visual Guide)

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Introduction

Have you came across a file with the .sds extension, but it is a file you have never seen before? You most likely know what the file is, but you might be unsure on how to open it. That’s why we have made this article! You will learn how to open the .sds file extension on various systems, what it is and how to work with it.

What is a .SDS file?

The .SDS file extension comes from OpenOffice Chart. It was developed by Apache Software Foundation. The file is a data related file.

What to know

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

How to open a .SDS file?

Below you can find an easy to understand, step-by-step guide to open the .SDS file on your operating system/device.

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

To open the .sds file on Windows, please follow these 4 easy steps.

1. In the first step you need to download the OpenOffice Calc software. This software will be used for opening the file. You can also use OpenOffice Calc software.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .SDS 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 OpenOffice Calc software you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Windows.

How to open a .SDS file on Mac

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

1. In the first step you need to download the OpenOffice Calc software. You will be using this software in order to open the file. Other software that can be used in opening this file is: OpenOffice Calc and Planamesa NeoOffice.

Step 2

Step 2: Finding your .SDS 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: 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. After choosing the “Open with” option, you will have an option to choose the OpenOffice Calc software you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Mac.

How to open a .SDS file on Linux

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

1. In the first step you need to download the OpenOffice Calc software. This software will be used for opening the file. The other software that you can use is OpenOffice Calc.

Step 2

Step 2: Locate the .SDS 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: Hover over the “Open with” button

3. In the third step, after locating your file, right click on it and click “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Open the file choosing the software

4. In the fourth step, after clicking “Open with”, you should see the OpenOffice Calc software that you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Linux.

Still cannot open the .SDS file?

If you are still unable to open the .SDS file, it might be because you are trying to open the wrong one. There are many similar file extensions that look like the .SDS file.sds – MIDI Sample Dump Standard File, .sds – SDS apps. You might be trying to open the wrong file, please recheck if you are trying to open the right file extension again.

Conclusion

In this article you have learned how to open the .SDS file with the OpenOffice Calc program on Windows, OpenOffice Calc, Planamesa NeoOffice programs on Mac and OpenOffice Calc software on Linux.