DSL File Extension

DSL file icon
Damaged Sector List
  • Developer
    MacUpdate LLC
  • Popularity
    3 (4 votes)

What is DSL file?

DSL is a file extension commonly associated with Damaged Sector List files. Damaged Sector List specification was created by MacUpdate LLC. DSL files are supported by software applications available for devices running Mac OS. DSL file belongs to the Various Files category just like 3591 other filename extensions listed in our database. The most popular software that supports DSL files is MacTheRipper. MacTheRipper software was developed by MacUpdate LLC, and on its official website you may find more information about DSL files or the MacTheRipper software program.

Programs which support DSL file extension

Programs that can handle DSL files are as follows. DSL files can be encountered on all system platforms, including mobile, yet there is no guarantee each will properly support such files.

Programs that support DSL file

How to open file with DSL extension?

Being unable to open files with DSL extension can be have various origins. On the bright side, the most encountered issues pertaining to Damaged Sector List files aren’t complex. In most cases they can be addressed swiftly and effectively without assistance from a specialist. We have prepared a listing of which will help you resolve your problems with DSL files.

Step 1. Get the MacTheRipper

The main and most frequent cause precluding users form opening DSL files is that no program that can handle DSL files is installed on user’s system. To address this issue, go to the MacTheRipper developer website, download the tool, and install it. It is that easy On the top of the page a list that contains all programs grouped based on operating systems supported can be found. One of the most risk-free method of downloading software is using links provided by official distributors. Visit MacTheRipper website and download the installer.

Step 2. Update MacTheRipper to the latest version

If the problems with opening DSL files still occur even after installing MacTheRipper, it is possible that you have an outdated version of the software. Check the developer’s website whether a newer version of MacTheRipper is available. Software developers may implement support for more modern file formats in updated versions of their products. This can be one of the causes why DSL files are not compatible with MacTheRipper. The most recent version of MacTheRipper is backward compatible and can handle file formats supported by older versions of the software.

Step 3. Associate Damaged Sector List files with MacTheRipper

If the issue has not been solved in the previous step, you should associate DSL files with latest version of MacTheRipper you have installed on your device. The next step should pose no problems. The procedure is straightforward and largely system-independent

Selecting the first-choice application in Windows

  • Clicking the DSL with right mouse button will bring a menu from which you should select the Open with option
  • Click Choose another app and then select More apps option
  • To finalize the process, select Look for another app on this PC entry and using the file explorer select the MacTheRipper installation folder. Confirm by checking Always use this app to open DSL files box and clicking OK button.

Selecting the first-choice application in Mac OS

  • From the drop-down menu, accessed by clicking the file with DSL extension, select Information
  • Proceed to the Open with section. If its closed, click the title to access available options
  • Select the appropriate software and save your settings by clicking Change all
  • A message window should appear informing that This change will be applied to all files with DSL extension. By clicking Continue you confirm your selection.

Step 4. Ensure that the DSL file is complete and free of errors

If you followed the instructions form the previous steps yet the issue is still not solved, you should verify the DSL file in question. Being unable to access the file can be related to various issues.

1. Check the DSL file for viruses or malware

If the file is infected, the malware that resides in the DSL file hinders attempts to open it. It is advised to scan the system for viruses and malware as soon as possible or use an online antivirus scanner. If the DSL file is indeed infected follow the instructions below.

2. Verify that the DSL file’s structure is intact

If you obtained the problematic DSL file from a third party, ask them to supply you with another copy. It is possible that the file has not been properly copied to a data storage and is incomplete and therefore cannot be opened. It could happen the the download process of file with DSL extension was interrupted and the file data is defective. Download the file again from the same source.

3. Ensure that you have appropriate access rights

There is a possibility that the file in question can only be accessed by users with sufficient system privileges. Switch to an account that has required privileges and try opening the Damaged Sector List file again.

4. Make sure that the system has sufficient resources to run MacTheRipper

The operating systems may note enough free resources to run the application that support DSL files. Close all running programs and try opening the DSL file.

5. Ensure that you have the latest drivers and system updates and patches installed

Latest versions of programs and drivers may help you solve problems with Damaged Sector List files and ensure security of your device and operating system. It may be the case that the DSL files work properly with updated software that addresses some system bugs.

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