PDSfile extension

Planetary Data System File
By NASA

Have trouble opening the .pds extension? Don't panic! This page explains pds files and suggests programs you may use to open pds files. You can download these programs through this page!

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What is PDS file?

A file with a PDS extension has multiple uses. In most cases, this file type is associated with Planetary Data System File, developed by NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration). It belongs to the Data Files category and is saved as a Binary file. PDS files are essential for storing planetary, solar, and lunar data collected from earth and space missions. They commonly contain labels, which describe the data, written in the Object Description Language.

Additional information

This file type is not so widely supported among various tools. To open a file with a PDS extension, you can use such apps as NASA PDS Tools Package and NASA NASAView.


How to open PDS file?

Here are some universal methods of opening a file. Please, use this list of solutions.

Method 1: Correctly fix file association error

By following these steps, the user will be able to fix the pds extension association problem in an instant automatically:

Download Solution

Step 1: Click the "Download Solution" button to download the automatic tool from Appsitory.

Step 2: Now click "Start Scan" to find out all potential problems.

Step 3: Review the resulting scan and click the "Fix Items" option.

Method 2: Download apps that open the pds file

Here is a list of the presented programs that you should use to open/convert the pds file. You can choose the right program for your OS and click on it to start the download. You can also visit the developer's website.

Apps that open PDS files

Method 3: Use Universal File Viewer

The recommended use of Universal File Viewer, a tool for opening over 250 file extensions, complements the list of programs above. This utility is capable of opening your pds file. Download Universal File Viewer to your OS quickly and securely.