DSN File Extension

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Database Source Name Format
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What is DSN file?

A .DSN file, also known as the data source file, is a symbolic name used by the Open Database Connectivity (ODBC) driver to connect to the source database. The DSN file comprises of the database related information, such as the database name, directory, database driver, and the user ID along with the user password. Further, each of the database file is associated with a DSN file and the DSN file is included in the application. The DSN file can be classified mainly into three types and they are: System DSN, User DSN, and the File DSN. The System DSN and the User DSN are stored in a registry of a specific computer. The File DSN can be shared by users logged in through different systems.

Programs that support DSN file

We hope we helped you solve the problem with the DSN 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 DSN file (apart from the lack of the proper application installed).

First - the DSN 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 DSN 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 DSN 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 DSN file has not been completed and it cannot be opened properly).

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