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DS$ File Extension

AutoCAD Sheet Set Data Backup Format

What is DS$ file?

DS$ filename suffix is mostly used for AutoCAD Sheet Set Data Backup Format files. DS$ file format is compatible with software that can be installed on Mac OS, Windows system platform. DS$ file format, along with 232 other file formats, belongs to the Backup Files category. The most popular program for handling DS$ files is AutoCAD, but users can choose among 1 different programs that support this file format. AutoCAD software was developed by Autodesk, Inc., and on its official website you may find more information about DS$ files or the AutoCAD software program.

Programs which support DS$ file extension

The list that follows enumerates programs compatible with DS$ files, divided into 2 categories based on operating system on which they are available. Files with DS$ suffix can be copied to any mobile device or system platform, but it may not be possible to open them properly on target system.

Programs that support DS$ file

Windows Windows
MAC OS MAC OS

Updated: 01/16/2021

How to open file with DS$ extension?

Problems with accessing DS$ may be due to various reasons. On the bright side, the most encountered issues pertaining to AutoCAD Sheet Set Data Backup Format files aren’t complex. In most cases they can be addressed swiftly and effectively without assistance from a specialist. The list below will guide you through the process of addressing the encountered problem.

Step 1. Get the AutoCAD

Install software to open DS$ file The most common reason for such problems is the lack of proper applications that supports DS$ files installed on the system. The solution to this problem is very simple. Download AutoCAD and install it on your device. On the top of the page a list that contains all programs grouped based on operating systems supported can be found. If you want to download AutoCAD installer in the most secured manner, we suggest you visit Autodesk, Inc. website and download from their official repositories.

Step 2. Update AutoCAD to the latest version

Update software that support file extension DS$You still cannot access DS$ files although AutoCAD is installed on your system? Make sure that the software is up to date. It may also happen that software creators by updating their applications add compatibility with other, newer file formats. If you have an older version of AutoCAD installed, it may not support DS$ format. The most recent version of AutoCAD is backward compatible and can handle file formats supported by older versions of the software.

Step 3. Assign AutoCAD to DS$ files

If the issue has not been solved in the previous step, you should associate DS$ files with latest version of AutoCAD you have installed 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.

Associate software with DS$ file on Windows

Selecting the first-choice application in Windows

  • Clicking the DS$ with right mouse button will bring a menu from which you should select the Open with option
  • Select Choose another app → More apps
  • Finally select Look for another app on this PC, point to the folder where AutoCAD is installed, check the Always use this app to open DS$ files box and conform your selection by clicking OK button
Associate software with DS$ file on Mac

Selecting the first-choice application in Mac OS

  • From the drop-down menu, accessed by clicking the file with DS$ extension, select Information
  • Open the Open with section by clicking its name
  • Select the appropriate software and save your settings by clicking Change all
  • Finally, a This change will be applied to all files with DS$ extension message should pop-up. Click Continue button in order to confirm your choice.

Step 4. Check the DS$ for errors

Should the problem still occur after following steps 1-3, check if the DS$ file is valid. Problems with opening the file may arise due to various reasons.

Check DS$ file for viruses
1. Check the DS$ file for viruses or malware

Should it happed that the DS$ is infected with a virus, this may be that cause that prevents you from accessing it. Immediately scan the file using an antivirus tool or scan the whole system to ensure the whole system is safe. If the scanner detected that the DS$ file is unsafe, proceed as instructed by the antivirus program to neutralize the threat.

2. Check whether the file is corrupted or damaged

If the DS$ file was sent to you by someone else, ask this person to resend the file to you. The file might have been copied erroneously and the data lost integrity, which precludes from accessing the file. It could happen the the download process of file with DS$ extension was interrupted and the file data is defective. Download the file again from the same source.

3. Check if the user that you are logged as has administrative privileges.

There is a possibility that the file in question can only be accessed by users with sufficient system privileges. Log in using an administrative account and see If this solves the problem.

4. Verify that your device fulfills the requirements to be able to open AutoCAD

If the systems has insufficient resources to open DS$ files, try closing all currently running applications and try again.

5. Check if you have the latest updates to the operating system and drivers

Latest versions of programs and drivers may help you solve problems with AutoCAD Sheet Set Data Backup Format files and ensure security of your device and operating system. It may be the case that the DS$ files work properly with updated software that addresses some system bugs.

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