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PDS file format description

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

2 filename extension(s) found in our database.

.pds - Planetary Data System Image

The PDS graphic files are related to NASA PDS Tool. PDS file is a Planetary Data System Image. PDS file format is a NASA format for storing astronomical images. The Planetary Data System (PDS) is an archive of data products from NASA planetary missions, which is sponsored by the NASA Office of Space Science.

Graphic files
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Planetary Data System Image related extensions:
Encapsulated PostScript Interchange Document
Adobe InDesign Interchange
Encapsulated PostScript Image
Panasonic Network Camera Compressed Image
Flash XML Graphics
Altamira Composer Image

.pds - PLDasm Source

The PDS development files are related to PLDshell. PDS file is a PLDasm Source. PLDasm is a logic compiler, estimator, and functional simulator that runs under PLDshell Plus. PLDshell Plus is a software package used to develop hardware programming files for Simple Programmable Logic Devices. The PLDshell seems to be no longer supported.

Development files
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PLDasm Source related extensions:
IPython Script
Jsh Script
Qompose Web Page Template
Esterel Source Code
NCAR Command Language File
XRK Compiled Redcode Object File

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

Can't open a .pds 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 .pds file extension is often given incorrectly!

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

pss, pfs, pd, pdq, pdc, pcs, pws, dps, ps, pdz, pdw, pde, pxs, ods, pvs

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

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Operating systems

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