# DMS files are compressed disc images (actually floppy disks ) , which are generated with the The Disk Masher method used in Amiga computers. The disc is being read block by block, therefore structure of the data is copied accurately.
DMS files were originally used in Amiga computers for purpose of archiving floppy disk data. It enabled relatively easy sharing of disc images using not very fast Internet connections of that day. Contemporarily, DMS files are utilised as disc images, opened with various programs which emulate Amiga computers.
The Disk Masher is a proprietary archiving format. It has built in compression and several schemes which guarantee protection against copying. However, the compression had some errors in its algorithm. which resulted in problems with storing some sequences of bits. Although this disadvantage, files created with The Disk Masher method used to be very popular, which was induced due to easy distributing of demo and knock-off versions.
We hope we helped you solve the problem with the DMS file. If you do not know where you can download the application from our list, click on the link (which is the name of the program) - you will find more information there on the location where to download the secure setup version of the required application.
There can be more reasons which determine that you are not able to open the DMS file (apart from the lack of the proper application installed).
First - the DMS file may be incorrectly associated with the application installed to support it. In this case, you need to change this association by yourself. To do this, right-click on the DMS file that you want to edit, click "Open with" and then select the program from the list that you have installed. After this operation, the problems with opening the DMS file should be solved.
Second - the file you want to open can simply be damaged. Then, the best solution is to find a new version of given file, or download it again from the same source as before (maybe for some reason in the previous session the download of the DMS file has not been completed and it cannot be opened properly).
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