DSN File Type

- The quick facts

What are DSN files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening a DSN file or just wondering what they contain? We explain what these files are used for and show you software that we know can open or otherwise handle your files.

What is a DSN file?

Files that contain the .dsn file extension are used by a variety of different database applications. The DSN files that are used by these applications are used by a user to connect to the database.

The DSN files contain the information that is required to allow a user to connect to the database remotely, such as the server address, the user ID, the password, the data source name and the database directory. These DSN files are normally stored in plain text format.

The .dsn file extension is also used by the CD Stomper Pro software application. This software program uses the .dsn file suffix to store the CD and DVD labels that are created with the application.

How to open DSN files

Important: Different programs may use files with the DSN file extension for different purposes, so unless you are sure which format your DSN file is, you may need to try a few different programs.

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested 10 different DSN openers which you will find listed below.

Last updated: July 13, 2020

Suggest another file format using extension DSN

While we know of one file format using the .DSN file extension, there may be more. It is widespread that different programs use files with the same file extension for very different types of data. Please let us know if you are aware of a different kind of .DSN file.

Various apps that use files with this extension

These apps are known to open certain types of DSN files. Remember, different programs may use DSN files for different purposes, so you may need to try out a few of them to be able to open your specific file.

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We have not verified any software that we know for certain will work with DSN-files on Mac. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!
We have not verified any web services that we know for certain will work with DSN-files. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!