>> CDS file

CDS file format description

Many people share .cds files without attaching instructions on how to use it. Yet it isn’t evident for everyone which program a .cds file can be edited, converted or printed with. On this page, we try to provide assistance for handling .cds files.

1 filename extension(s) found in our database.

.cds - ChemDraw Stationery Document

The CDS document files are related to ChemOffice. CDS file is a ChemDraw Stationery (Style Sheet) Document. ChemDraw is a major molecule editor developed by the cheminformatics company CambridgeSoft. ChemDraw is part of the ChemOffice suite of programs and is available for Macintosh and Microsoft Windows.

Document files
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ChemDraw Stationery Document related extensions:
ChemDraw Exchange Document
ChemDraw XML Document

Naturally, other applications may also use the .cds file extension. Even harmful programs can create .cds files. Be especially cautious with .cds files coming from an unknown source!

Can't open a .cds file?

When you double-click a file to open it, Windows examines the filename extension. If Windows recognizes the filename extension, it opens the file in the program that is associated with that filename extension. When Windows does not recognize a filename extension, you receive the following message:

Windows can't open this file:


To open this file, Windows needs to know what program you want to use to open it. Windows can go online to look it up automatically, or you can manually select one from a list of programs that are installed on your computer.

To avoid this error, you need to set the file association correctly.

The .cds file extension is often given incorrectly!

According to the searches on our site, these misspellings were the most common in the past year:

ccs, cd, cd5, cdc, cde, cdw, cdx, cdz, cfs, crs, cs, csd, css, cvs, cws

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

Similar file extensions in our database:

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CorelDraw Compressed Drawing

Operating systems currently supports the following operating systems:

Windows XP/Vista, Windows 7/8, Windows 10, CentOS, Debian GNU/Linux, Ubuntu Linux, FreeBSD, Mac OS X, iOS, Android

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