The File Extensions Database


.DS3 File Extension

  • Developer by: SourceForge.net
  • Category: Emulator Files

What is an .DS3 file?

.DS3 is WinDS PRO data

The ds3 file extension is associated with the WinDS PRO, an emulator of Nintendo, Nintendo 64, Nintendo DS etc. for Microsoft Windows operating system.

The ds3 file stores some kind of data used by WinDS PRO.


How to open:

The ds3 files are used for internal purposes of WinDS PRO.

How to convert:

As far as we know, this .ds3 file type can't be converted to any other file format. This is usually the case of system, configuration, temporary, or data files containing data exclusive to only one software and used for its own purposes. Also some proprietary or closed file formats cannot be converted to more common file types in order to protect the intellectual property of the developer, which is for example the case of some DRM-protected multimedia files.

How to solve problems with DS3 files

  • Associate the DS3 file extension with the correct application. On :
    Windows: Right click on any DS3 file and then click "Open with" > "Choose another app". Now select another program and check the box "Always use this app to open *.DS3 files". Mac: Right click (or Ctrl-click) the DS3 file, then click "Open with" > "Other...". Then choose another program and check the "Always Open With" box. Linux: Right click on the file, and select "Open with" and choose another program. iPhone: Tap the file. If you do not see an app to open the file, then tap Share "Share" and choose an app. Alternatively, save the file. Then open the Files app Files app. There long-press on the file, then release your finger. You will see a black menu bar. Then tap "Share" and select an app. Android: Tap the Settings icon on your smartphone, then tap on the Apps section. There tap the Options icon in the top right-hand corner of the screen to change the default apps.
  • Update your software that should actually open .DS3 is WinDS PRO data. Because only the current version supports the latest DS3 file format. Search, therefore, e.g. on the SourceForge.net manufacturer website after an available .DS3 is WinDS PRO data update.
  • To make sure that your DS3 file is not corrupted or virus-infected, get the file again and scan it with antivirus software.