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?

DSN files have multiple uses, and ISIS Schematic is one of them.

ISIS Schematic File

We have not yet analyzed in detail what these files contain and what they are used for. We're working on it.

How to open DSN files

We have identified one DSN opener that is compatible with this specific type of DSN file.

Programs that open ISIS Schematic files

Last updated: June 19, 2022

All known file formats using extension .DSN

While ISIS Schematic File is a popular type of DSN-file, we know of 4 different uses of the .DSN extension. Different software may use files with the same extension for different types of data.

Microsoft ODBC Data Source

A variety of different database applications use files that contain the .dsn file extension. The DSN files contain the information that is required to connect to a 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.

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

OrCAD Schematic Capture Schematic

We know that one DSN format is OrCAD Schematic Capture Schematic. We have not yet analyzed in detail what these files contain and what they are used for. We're working on it.

DSN opener for Windows

We have identified one DSN opener that is compatible with this specific type of DSN file.

OrCAD CaptureOrCAD CaptureVerified

More file formats using the DSN extension

Through our research of DSN files, we know that the following formats exist. However, we have not yet analyzed them in detail.

  • SPECCTRA Design

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.

OptiTex PDSOptiTex PDSUser submitted
ISIS for PICAXE VSMISIS for PICAXE VSMUser submitted
ISIS LiteISIS LiteUser submitted
SURFCAMSURFCAMUser submitted
ISISISISUser submitted
MiraMonMiraMonUser submitted
Softree Location_32Softree Location_32User submitted
EMIStreamEMIStreamUser submitted
PICAXE VSMPICAXE VSMUser submitted
ProteusProteusUser submitted

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