An MDS file is a disc image file used to store data from an optical disc. This type of file is often associated with media such as movies and video games, which use it to store the actual disc’s contents. While the MDS format is not supported natively by macOS, there are some options available for Mac users who need to open an MDS file.
WinCDEmu is a free, open-source program that allows you to mount disc images such as MDS files on your Mac. To install the program, visit the WinCDEmu Download page and select the appropriate download for your version of macOS. After the installation is complete, you can open the MDS file by double-clicking it or by right-clicking and selecting “Mount” from the menu.
Using Virtual CloneDrive
Virtual CloneDrive is another free, open-source program that can be used to open MDS files. You can download the program from the Virtual CloneDrive download page. Once the program is installed, you can open the MDS file by double-clicking it or by right-clicking it and selecting “Mount” from the menu.
Using Daemon Tools
Daemon Tools is a commercial program that can be used to open MDS files. To download the program, visit the Daemon Tools download page. After the installation is complete, you can open the MDS file by double-clicking it or by right-clicking and selecting “Mount” from the menu.
Using the Command Line
If you’re comfortable using the command line, you can also use the hdiutil command to mount an MDS file. To do this, open the Terminal and type the following command:
- hdiutil attach filename.mds
where filename.mds is the name of the MDS file you want to open. This will mount the disc image and it will appear in the Finder window as if it were a physical disc.
In this article, we have looked at four different methods for opening an MDS file on a Mac. All four methods are easy to use, but the method you choose will depend on your preference and the features you need. Whichever method you choose, you should now be able to open and work with MDS files on your Mac.