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Details of extension .osd

On this page, we're going to take a closer look at the .osd file extension. We'll explain what exactly a .osd 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 .osd files into different formats, we'll give you some tips on how to do that too. Let's see the 2 file formats associated with this file extension!


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osd file - Open Software Description File

Open Software Description File

The OSD file is an Open Software Description File. Open Software Description (OSD) is an XML vocabulary used to describe software components and their relationships to other components. The OSD vocabulary is a standard (open) way to describe software components, their versions, their underlying structures and their dependence on other components.
Category: Development files
Application: Microsoft Windows
Program name: -
Mime-type: text/xml
Magic bytes (HEX): -
Magic string (ASCII): -
Related extensions:
.clb Code Librarian Database
.clog MPI Parallel Environment CLOG
.gas Atari Jaguar GPU Assembly Source
.wkf KF Webserver Script
osd file - Directory Opus Configuration

Directory Opus Configuration

The OSD file is a Directory Opus Configuration. Directory Opus is file manager application, a simple replacement for Windows Explorer.
Application: Directory Opus
Program name: -
Mime-type: application/octet-stream
Magic bytes (HEX): -
Magic string (ASCII): -
Related extensions:
.opuscert Directory Opus Certificate Data

The .osd 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 .osd extension may contain various content types. If you have helpful information about this extension, write to us!

Could someone have spelled the .osd file extension wrong?

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

.owd OpenWire Studio Project
.isd Anno 2070 Mission Data
.osx Mac OS X Related File
.osw Powernet Waveform File
.osf Descent 3 Outrage Sound
.os Altair FEKO POSTFEKO Currents Data

The .osd extension is frequently misused

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

owd (1), isd (1), osx (1), osw (1), osf (1), os (1), oss (1), osr (1), sod (1), ocd (1)

Having trouble opening a .osd file?

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

Windows can't open this file:

File: example.osd

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