Full format name of files that use CDS extension is ChemDraw Stationery Document. CambridgeSoft Corporation defined the ChemDraw Stationery Document format standard. Files with CDS extension may be used by programs distributed for Windows platform. CDS file format, along with 574 other file formats, belongs to the Document Files category. The software recommended for managing CDS files is ChemDraw. Software named ChemDraw was created by CambridgeSoft Corporation. In order to find more detailed information on the software and CDS files, check the developer’s official website.
Programs that can handle CDS files are as follows. Files with CDS suffix can be copied to any mobile device or system platform, but it may not be possible to open them properly on target system.
Problems with accessing CDS may be due to various reasons. On the bright side, the most encountered issues pertaining to ChemDraw Stationery Document files aren’t complex. In most cases they can be addressed swiftly and effectively without assistance from a specialist. We have prepared a listing of which will help you resolve your problems with CDS files.
The most common reason for such problems is the lack of proper applications that supports CDS files installed on the system. The solution is straightforward, just download and install ChemDraw. The full list of programs grouped by operating systems can be found above. If you want to download ChemDraw installer in the most secured manner, we suggest you visit CambridgeSoft Corporation website and download from their official repositories.
You still cannot access CDS files although ChemDraw is installed on your system? Make sure that the software is up to date. Software developers may implement support for more modern file formats in updated versions of their products. If you have an older version of ChemDraw installed, it may not support CDS format. The latest version of ChemDraw should support all file formats that where compatible with older versions of the software.
If you have the latest version of ChemDraw installed and the problem persists, select it as the default program to be used to manage CDS on your device. The process of associating file formats with default application may differ in details depending on platform, but the basic procedure is very similar.
Change the default application in Windows
Change the default application in Mac OS
You closely followed the steps listed in points 1-3, but the problem is still present? You should check whether the file is a proper CDS file. Problems with opening the file may arise due to various reasons.
If the CDS is indeed infected, it is possible that the malware is blocking it from opening. Scan the CDS file as well as your computer for malware or viruses. If the CDS file is indeed infected follow the instructions below.
If the CDS file was sent to you by someone else, ask this person to resend the file to you. It is possible that the file has not been properly copied to a data storage and is incomplete and therefore cannot be opened. When downloading the file with CDS extension from the internet an error may occurred resulting in incomplete file. Try downloading the file again.
Sometimes in order to access files user need to have administrative privileges. Log out of your current account and log in to an account with sufficient access privileges. Then open the ChemDraw Stationery Document file.
The operating systems may note enough free resources to run the application that support CDS files. Close all running programs and try opening the CDS file.
Up-to-date system and drivers not only makes your computer more secure, but also may solve problems with ChemDraw Stationery Document file. It is possible that one of the available system or driver updates may solve the problems with CDS files affecting older versions of given software.
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