DSC File Extension

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Nikon Disk Identification Format
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What is DSC file?

DSC file format is a proprietary format used by Nikon Coolpix series of digital cameras. This type of file contains information about photos taken with above-mentioned devices. DSC file doesn’t contain any actual image data, only information about those images.

Distincitive features of DSC file format

DSC files are stored on the memory card in the main file folder along with related image files. These files are usually hidden, and are named as nikon00x.dsc.

DSC files is typically small in size (a few kilobytes) because they contain only information about related images. These file are not meant to be opened manually as they are only used by the camera software.


Many digital cameras save image files with filenames beginning with ‘DSC’, but they should not be mistaken for DSC files.

Programs that support DSC file

Windows Windows

We hope we helped you solve the problem with the DSC file. If you do not know where you can download the application from our list, click on the link (which is the name of the program) - you will find more information there on the location where to download the secure setup version of the required application.

What else may cause problems?

There can be more reasons which determine that you are not able to open the DSC file (apart from the lack of the proper application installed).

First - the DSC file may be incorrectly associated with the application installed to support it. In this case, you need to change this association by yourself. To do this, right-click on the DSC file that you want to edit, click "Open with" and then select the program from the list that you have installed. After this operation, the problems with opening the DSC file should be solved.

Second - the file you want to open can simply be damaged. Then, the best solution is to find a new version of given file, or download it again from the same source as before (maybe for some reason in the previous session the download of the DSC file has not been completed and it cannot be opened properly).

Do you want to help?

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