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DNS file format description

Many people share .dns files without attaching instructions on how to use it. Yet it isn’t evident for everyone which program a .dns file can be edited, converted or printed with. On this page, we try to provide assistance for handling .dns files.

1 filename extension(s) found in our database.

.dns - Microsoft Windows DNS Server Database

DNS file is a Microsoft Windows DNS Server Database. After you set up DNS Server on an NT box, the server will have a /winnt/system32/dns directory. This directory contains a file with the extension .dns for each zone that you create on that server; a server has a .dns file for every zone for which it is the primary or secondary DNS server.

.dns file format description:
DNS format
Microsoft Windows Server 2000
Data files
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Microsoft Windows DNS Server Database related links:
Microsoft Windows DNS Server Database related extensions:
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Naturally, other applications may also use the .dns file extension. Even harmful programs can create .dns files. Be especially cautious with .dns files coming from an unknown source!

Can't open a .dns file?

When you double-click a file to open it, Windows examines the filename extension. If Windows recognizes the filename extension, it opens the file in the program that is associated with that filename extension. When Windows does not recognize a filename extension, you receive the following message:

Windows can't open this file:


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 one from a list of programs that are installed on your computer.

To avoid this error, you need to set the file association correctly.

The .dns file extension is often given incorrectly!

According to the searches on our site, these misspellings were the most common in the past year:

sns, cns, ns, fns, dsn, dnx, dne, dms, dhs, vns, dbs, rns, nds, ens, ds

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

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