RDS file format description

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

3 filename extension(s) found in our database.

.rds - Ray Dream Studio Scene

The RDS document files are related to DAZ 3D Bryce. The RDS file is a Ray Dream Studio Scene. Ray Dream Studio was a low-end 3D modeling software application. Initially developed by Ray Dream, Inc. in 1989-1991 for the Macintosh, it was acquired and upgraded over the course of mergers with Fractal Design and MetaCreations.

DAZ 3D Bryce
Document files
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Ray Dream Studio Scene related extensions:
Gnome Planner Document
vNote Text
Cifraweb Editor Notation Document
Ovation Pro Document
GoodNotes Document
Simple Object Access Protocol Message

.rds - WAsP v4 Roughness Description

The RDS data files are related to WAsP. The RDS file is a WAsP v4 Roughness Description. WAsP (Wind Atlas Analysis and Application Program) is a PC program for predicting wind climates, wind resources and power productions from wind turbines and wind farms.

Data files
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WAsP v4 Roughness Description related extensions:
WAsP Wind Atlas Data
WAsP Terrain Map
WAsP Obstacle List
WAsP Observed Wind Climate
WAsP Power Curve
WAsP Roughness Description

.rds - Microsoft SQL Server Reporting Data Source

The RDS data files are related to Microsoft SQL Server. The RDS file is a Microsoft SQL Server Reporting Data Source. Microsoft SQL Server is a relational database management system developed by Microsoft.

Microsoft SQL Server
Data files
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Microsoft SQL Server Reporting Data Source related extensions:
Microsoft Frontpage Home Page Data
Microsoft Windows Encrypting File System Data
Microsoft Agent Character Animation
Microsoft PowerPoint Self-registration Data
Microsoft Dynamics AX Application Label Cache
Microsoft SharePoint Designer Bar Data

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

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

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

dds, drs, ds, eds, fds, gds, rcs, rd, rd5, rdc, rde, rdw, rdx, rdz, res

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

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