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Informations about the ODS filename extension and the file formats associated with it

We collected the information you should know about the .ods filename on this page. If you were sent a(n) .ods file in an e-mail, but you don’t know what to do with it, then you can find help here. We strive to suggest free, open-source applications that are available to everyone for the file formats.

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.ods - OpenDocument Spreadsheet

The ODS file is a Document file, which is connected to the OpenDocument Spreadsheet according to our registry. With the adequate settings, the OpenDocument Spreadsheet (.ods) files can be opened or converted with the help of OpenOffice Calc.

Format description:
ODS format
OpenOffice Calc
Magic string:
- / -
Related links:
Related extensions:
OpenDocument Flat XML Spreadsheet
OpenDocument Formula
OpenOffice Calc Spreadsheet
OpenOffice Calc Template
OpenOffice Calc Document

Important! Programs other than the ones listed above may also use the .ods file extension. Even harmful programs can create files with the .ods extension to store data in them. Always be careful with .ods files coming from unknown sources. Don’t open executable files that arrived in mails, even if you know the sender.

The .ods file can’t be opened on your computer?

If the program necessary for opening the .ods file is installed properly on your computer, then the quickest and simplest way to open the .ods file is to double-click on the file’s name. If that doesn’t work, then the right software probably isn’t installed on your computer.

While opening the .ods file, you may receive an error message from the associated application, this can be caused by the following:

Incorrectly given .ods extension

The .ods filename extension can be given incorrectly sometimes. The cause of the error could be a mistake or a simple typo. We found the following incorrectly given filename extensions that are the most frequent in the case of .ods files.

pds, dos, ovs, osd, ors, oes, odc, ocs, kds, ds, ows, oss, os, ofs, odx

Maybe you’re not even looking for the .ods file extension?

It’s possible the the file’s extension was given incorrectly. Below, we list some filename extensions that are similar to the .ods extension. It’s possible that the one you’re looking for is among them.

Renamed MS-DOS System File
Open Software Description File
Microsoft BizTalk Server Orchestration File
Binutils Linker Script
OpenDCL File
TWAIN Data Source

Associated applications

The Windows operating system stores information about the applications associated to the file extensions in the registry database. The associations can be queried or modified in the Command Prompt window with the "assoc" command.

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