INDS File Extension

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Adobe InDesign Snippet Format
  • Developer
    Adobe Systems
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What is INDS file?

INDS filename suffix is mostly used for Adobe InDesign Snippet Format files. Adobe Systems defined the Adobe InDesign Snippet Format format standard. Files with INDS extension may be used by programs distributed for Mac OS, Windows platform. INDS file format, along with 137 other file formats, belongs to the Layout Files category. Users are advised to use Adobe InDesign software for managing INDS files, although 1 other programs can also handle this type of file. Software named Adobe InDesign was created by Adobe Systems Incorporated. In order to find more detailed information on the software and INDS files, check the developer’s official website.

Programs which support INDS file extension

The following list contains programs grouped by 2 operating systems that support INDS files. Files with INDS 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 INDS file

How to open file with INDS extension?

There can be multiple causes why you have problems with opening INDS files on given system. On the bright side, the most encountered issues pertaining to Adobe InDesign Snippet 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. Download and install Adobe InDesign

The main and most frequent cause precluding users form opening INDS files is that no program that can handle INDS files is installed on user’s system. The solution is straightforward, just download and install Adobe InDesign. The full list of programs grouped by operating systems can be found above. The safest method of downloading Adobe InDesign installed is by going to developer’s website (Adobe Systems Incorporated) and downloading the software using provided links.

Step 2. Check the version of Adobe InDesign and update if needed

If the problems with opening INDS files still occur even after installing Adobe InDesign, it is possible that you have an outdated version of the software. Check the developer’s website whether a newer version of Adobe InDesign is available. It may also happen that software creators by updating their applications add compatibility with other, newer file formats. This can be one of the causes why INDS files are not compatible with Adobe InDesign. The latest version of Adobe InDesign should support all file formats that where compatible with older versions of the software.

Step 3. Assign Adobe InDesign to INDS files

If the issue has not been solved in the previous step, you should associate INDS files with latest version of Adobe InDesign you have installed on your device. The method is quite simple and varies little across operating systems.

Selecting the first-choice application in Windows

  • Choose the Open with entry from the file menu accessed by right-mouse clicking on the INDS file
  • Select Choose another app → More apps
  • The last step is to select Look for another app on this PC option supply the directory path to the folder where Adobe InDesign is installed. Now all that is left is to confirm your choice by selecting Always use this app to open INDS files and clicking OK.

Selecting the first-choice application in Mac OS

  • By clicking right mouse button on the selected INDS file open the file menu and choose Information
  • Proceed to the Open with section. If its closed, click the title to access available options
  • Select Adobe InDesign and click Change for all...
  • A message window should appear informing that This change will be applied to all files with INDS extension. By clicking Continue you confirm your selection.

Step 4. Ensure that the INDS file is complete and free of errors

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 INDS file. Being unable to access the file can be related to various issues.

1. The INDS may be infected with malware – make sure to scan it with an antivirus tool.

If the INDS is indeed infected, it is possible that the malware is blocking it from opening. Scan the INDS file as well as your computer for malware or viruses. If the INDS file is indeed infected follow the instructions below.

2. Check whether the file is corrupted or damaged

If you obtained the problematic INDS file from a third party, ask them to supply you with another copy. It is possible that the file has not been properly copied to a data storage and is incomplete and therefore cannot be opened. If the INDS file has been downloaded from the internet only partially, try to redownload it.

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

Sometimes in order to access files user need to have administrative privileges. Log in using an administrative account and see If this solves the problem.

4. Make sure that the system has sufficient resources to run Adobe InDesign

If the system is under havy load, it may not be able to handle the program that you use to open files with INDS extension. In this case close the other applications.

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

Up-to-date system and drivers not only makes your computer more secure, but also may solve problems with Adobe InDesign Snippet Format file. It may be the case that the INDS files work properly with updated software that addresses some system bugs.

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