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Details of extension .ads

On this page, we're going to take a closer look at the .ads file extension.

We'll explain what exactly a .ads file format is and how you can use it. If you're interested in learning more details about this type of file, we'll show you where to find them. And if you ever need to convert .ads files into different formats, we'll give you some tips on how to do that too.

Let's see the 3 file formats associated with this file extension!


  1. ADS40 Header Data
  2. Agricultural Data Interchange Syntax File
  3. Ada Specification File

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ADS40 Header Data

ads file - ADS40 Header Data
The ADS file belongs to the Data category and works with ENVI, being used as an ADS40 Header Data. ADS40 and ADS80 are the Airborne Digital Sensor instruments developed by Leica Geosystems. The developer is still actively supporting the ENVI, likely. Our data shows that ENVI uses 30 more file types.
Application: ENVI
Program name: -
Category: Data files
Mime-type: application/octet-stream
Related extensions:
.adj ADS40 Orientation Adjustment Data
.odf ADS40 Orientation Data
.cam ADS40 Camera Calibration Data
.sup ADS40 Socet Support Data

Agricultural Data Interchange Syntax File

ads file - Agricultural Data Interchange Syntax File
Under the Data category, the ADS file is operating as an Agricultural Data Interchange Syntax File. Provides the means to enable communication between on-farm process computers of stationary and mobile agricultural equipment or machinery, and management computers. Based on our current information, does not use other file types.
Application: -
Program name: -
Category: Data files
Mime-type: application/octet-stream
Related extensions:
.nc1 DSTV-CNC Data File
.nsg Nessie Saved State
.abx Corel WordPerfect Mail Addressbook
.nbib NCBI PubMed Export File

Ada Specification File

ads file - Ada Specification File
The ADS file is an Ada Specification file. Ada is a structured, statically typed, imperative, and object-oriented high-level computer programming language based on Pascal.
Application: GNAT
Program name: -
Category: Development files
Mime-type: text/plain
Related extensions:
.adb Ada Implementation File

The .ads file extension might not only belong to a single type of file, there could be various kinds that use it. Keep in mind that files with the .ads extension may contain various content types. If you have helpful information about this extension, write to us!

Could someone have spelled the .ads file extension wrong?

In our database, we came across the following similar extensions:

.das Autodesk Simulation Mechanical DDAM Stress Output
.asd Astound Media Data
.adc Chromeleon ADC Data
.avs Stardent AVS X Image
.aws Statgraphics AWS Data
.acs AtariTools-800 Font Data

The .ads extension is frequently misused

People sometimes confuse the .ads filename extension. Based on the searches on our site, here are the most common misspellings from the past year.

das (1), asd (1), adc (1), avs (1), aws (1), acs (1), adx (1), adz (1), wds (1), ade (1)

Having trouble opening a .ads file?

If you want to open a .ads file on your computer, you just need to have the appropriate program installed. Incorrect settings for the .ads association can trigger this error.

Windows can't open this file:


To open this file, Windows needs to know what program you want to use to open it. Windows can go online to look it up automatically, or you can manually select from a list of programs that are installed on your computer.

To change file associations:

  • Right-click a file with the extension whose association you want to change, and then click Open With.
  • In the Open With dialog box, click the program with which you want the file to open, or click Browse to locate the program that you want.
  • Select the Always use the selected program to open this kind of file check box.

Supported operating systems

Windows Server 2016/2019/2022, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10, Windows 11, Linux, Mac OS X, macOS, iOS, Android