DSN file format description
Many people share .dsn files without attaching instructions on how to use it. Yet it isn’t evident for everyone which program a .dsn file can be edited, converted or printed with. On this page, we try to provide assistance for handling .dsn files.
3 filename extension(s) found in our database.
.dsn - ODBC Data Source Name
DSN file is a ODBC Data Source Name. Data Source Name (DSN) is a data structure that contains the information about a specific database that an Open Database Connectivity (ODBC) driver needs in order to connect to it. DSN file contains the relevant information within a text file.
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- ODBC Data Source Name related extensions:
.dsn - SPECCTRA Design File
The DSN data files are related to KiCad. DSN file is a SPECCTRA Design File. SPECCTRA is the most used product for automatic pcb routing. Its shape based routing technology can be added to most pcb tools on the market like OrCAD and Allegro.
- Data files
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- SPECCTRA Design File related extensions:
.dsn - Proteus Electronics Design
The DSN document files are related to Proteus. DSN file is a Proteus Electronics Design. Proteus is a design software developed by Labcenter Electronics for electronic circuit simulation, schematic capture and PCB design.
Naturally, other applications may also use the .dsn file extension. Even harmful programs can create .dsn files. Be especially cautious with .dsn files coming from an unknown source!
Can't open a .dsn 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.
- Open Control Panel > Control Panel Home > Default Programs > Set Associations.
- Select a file type in the list and click Change Program.
The .dsn file extension is often given incorrectly!
According to the searches on our site, these misspellings were the most common in the past year:
ssn, fsn, xsn, vsn, dcn, rsn, esn, dsg, den, csn, sdn, dxn, dsm, dsh, dsb
Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?
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