File Extension Library

.MDS File Extension

  • Developer by: SmartBear
  • Category: Settings Files

What is an .MDS file?

.MDS file extension is created by SmartBear. .MDS has been classified as Settings Files.

.MDS is TestComplete Project File

Settings file created and used by TestComplete, an application that allows users to test web, desktop, and mobile programs; stores project settings that are common for testers, such as the names of project items and the scripting language.

One of the main features of a TestComplete project and project suite is to let you and others test different applications using the same settings. A MDS file holds the settings that allow you to do this. The file is similar to a .PJS file but holds information for just one project instead of a suite of projects.

List of all softwares that can open the TestComplete Project File
SmartBear TestComplete
File Type 2 Media Descriptor Sidecar File
Category: Disk Image Files Format: Binary

An MDS file is an information file that describes the formatting of a CD or DVD. It includes header information, which defines the tracks on the disc and the way the data is organized. MDS files are recorded by disc imaging programs and recognized by standard CD and DVD players.

The MDS file is often found with a corresponding .ISO file or .MDF file, which contains the actual data from the disc. It is similar to a .CUE file, which describes the data stored in a .BIN file.

List of all softwares that can open the Media Descriptor Sidecar File
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CyberLink PowerDVD 17
Smart Projects IsoBuster
WinMount International WinMount
Lightning UK! ImgBurn
EZB Systems UltraISO
DT Soft DAEMON Tools

How to Open .MDS file on different platforms

Open .MDS File on Windows

  • Right-click a .MDS
  • Left-click "Open With" > "Choose another app"
  • Select the program that opens .MDS file and Select check box "Always use this app to open .MDS files" Press "Ok"

Open .MDS File on Mac

  • Right-click (or Ctrl + Left-click) the .MDS file
  • Click "Open With" > "Other.."
  • Then choose another program from the app list and press "Open"
  • Select check box "Turn on" for "Always open in app"

Open .MDS File on Linux

Right click on the .MDS file, choose "Open with" and select a program from the list above

Open .MDS File on iPhone

Select a file. If you don't see an application to open the .MDS file, tap "Share" and choose the right app.
Method 2
Save the file. Then open the app «Files». Touch and hold the file, then release your finger. You will see a black menu bar. After that tap "Share" and select an application.

Open .MDS File on Android

Tap the Settings icon on an Android smartphone, then select «Applications». Click the Settings icon in the upper right corner of the screen, to change the default apps.
If you want to open, edit, save or even convert .MDS files on Android, then your best bet is to download one of the dedicated apps available on Google Play.

How to fix problems with .MDS files

  1. You need to update the application that you normally use to open .MDS files. Only the latest version of the software supports the current .MDS file format
  2. You need to check the .MDS file for viruses. To do this, you need to scan it with a popular antivirus (Norton, Nod32, Kaspersky, Dr.Web, etc.)