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RSDS File Extension

SharePoint Shared Data Source

What is RSDS file?

RSDS is a file extension commonly associated with SharePoint Shared Data Source files. RSDS files are supported by software applications available for devices running . RSDS file belongs to the Misc Files category just like 6033 other filename extensions listed in our database. Microsoft SharePoint Workspace supports RSDS files and is the most frequently used program to handle such files, yet 1 other tools may also be used. On the official website of Microsoft Corporation developer not only will you find detailed information about theMicrosoft SharePoint Workspace software, but also about RSDS and other supported file formats.

Programs which support RSDS file extension

Files with RSDS extension, just like any other file formats, can be found on any operating system. The files in question may be transferred to other devices, be it mobile or stationary, yet not all systems may be capable of properly handling such files.

Programs that support RSDS file

How to open file with RSDS extension?

There can be multiple causes why you have problems with opening RSDS files on given system. What is important, all common issues related to files with RSDS extension can be resolved by the users themselves. The process is quick and doesn’t involve an IT expert. The following is a list of guidelines that will help you identify and solve file-related problems.

Step 1. Download and install Microsoft SharePoint Workspace

Install software to open RSDS file Problems with opening and working with RSDS files are most probably having to do with no proper software compatible with RSDS files being present on your machine. This issue can be addressed by downloading and installing Microsoft SharePoint Workspace or different compatible program, such as Microsoft SharePoint Server. 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 Microsoft SharePoint Workspace installer in the most secured manner, we suggest you visit Microsoft Corporation website and download from their official repositories.

Step 2. Check the version of Microsoft SharePoint Workspace and update if needed

Update software that support file extension RSDSYou still cannot access RSDS files although Microsoft SharePoint Workspace 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 Microsoft SharePoint Workspace installed, it may not support RSDS format. The latest version of Microsoft SharePoint Workspace should support all file formats that where compatible with older versions of the software.

Step 3. Associate SharePoint Shared Data Source files with Microsoft SharePoint Workspace

If you have the latest version of Microsoft SharePoint Workspace installed and the problem persists, select it as the default program to be used to manage RSDS on your device. The method is quite simple and varies little across operating systems.

Associate software with RSDS file on Windows

The procedure to change the default program in Windows

  • Clicking the RSDS with right mouse button will bring a menu from which you should select the Open with option
  • Next, select the Choose another app option and then using More apps open the list of available applications
  • To finalize the process, select Look for another app on this PC entry and using the file explorer select the Microsoft SharePoint Workspace installation folder. Confirm by checking Always use this app to open RSDS files box and clicking OK button.
Associate software with RSDS file on Mac

The procedure to change the default program in Mac OS

  • By clicking right mouse button on the selected RSDS file open the file menu and choose Information
  • Open the Open with section by clicking its name
  • Select Microsoft SharePoint Workspace and click Change for all...
  • Finally, a This change will be applied to all files with RSDS extension message should pop-up. Click Continue button in order to confirm your choice.

Step 4. Verify that the RSDS is not faulty

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 RSDS file. Problems with opening the file may arise due to various reasons.

Check RSDS file for viruses
1. Check the RSDS file for viruses or malware

If the file is infected, the malware that resides in the RSDS file hinders attempts to open it. It is advised to scan the system for viruses and malware as soon as possible or use an online antivirus scanner. If the scanner detected that the RSDS file is unsafe, proceed as instructed by the antivirus program to neutralize the threat.

2. Ensure the file with RSDS extension is complete and error-free

Did you receive the RSDS file in question from a different person? Ask him/her to send it one more time. 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 RSDS extension from the internet an error may occurred resulting in incomplete file. Try downloading the file again.

3. Ensure that you have appropriate access rights

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. Make sure that the system has sufficient resources to run Microsoft SharePoint Workspace

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

5. Verify that your operating system and drivers are up to date

Up-to-date system and drivers not only makes your computer more secure, but also may solve problems with SharePoint Shared Data Source file. It is possible that one of the available system or driver updates may solve the problems with RSDS files affecting older versions of given software.

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