What is a .ZDS File And How To Open It – GZDoom (Visual Guide)

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While downloading files, you might have downloaded a file with the .zds extension. You most likely know what the file is, but you might be unsure on how to open it. Thanks to this easy guide you will be able to find out what .zds file extension is, how to open it and how to work with it.

What is a .ZDS file?

The file extension .ZDS stands for GZDoom Save File. It was developed by GZDoom. The file is a game related file.

What to know

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

How to open a .ZDS file?

Below we have written a comprehensive guide on how to open the .ZDS file on various operating systems.

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

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

1. In the first step you need to download the GZDoom software. You will be using this software in order to open the file. You can also use ZDoom and GZDoom software.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .ZDS 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, after locating your file, right click on it and click “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Choose the software and click ok

4. In the fourth step, after clicking “Open with”, you should see the GZDoom software that 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 .ZDS file?

If you are still unable to open the .ZDS file, it might be because you are trying to open the wrong one. There are many similar file extensions that look like the .ZDS file.zds – Avery Dennison. You might be trying to open one of them. Please recheck the file extension again.


In this article you have learned how to open the .ZDS file with the GZDoom, ZDoom programs on Windows.