DST File Extension

DST file icon
Tajima Embroidery Format
  • Developer
    Tajima Group
  • Popularity
    3.4 (13 votes)

What is DST file?

DST file extension (Tajima CAM) is used by embroidery machines and software. Tajima embroidery format is widely supported by embroidery machines and applications. DST file holds stitching instructions for embroidery machine, such as trim, stop, and jump. DST file also contains label metadata.

DST file structure

Each DST file contains a header and body. Maximum length of header is 512 bytes, however, 125 bytes is the most commonly used value. Each command in the file body is 3 bytes long, while other embroidery formats use only 2 bytes of data.

Programs which support DST file extension

The list that follows enumerates programs compatible with DST files, divided into 2 categories based on operating system on which they are available. Files with DST extension, just like any other file formats, can be found on any operating system. The files in question may be transferred to other devices, be it mobile or stationary, yet not all systems may be capable of properly handling such files.

How to open file with DST extension?

There can be multiple causes why you have problems with opening DST files on given system. What is important, all common issues related to files with DST extension can be resolved by the users themselves. The process is quick and doesn’t involve an IT expert. We have prepared a listing of which will help you resolve your problems with DST files.

Step 1. Download and install Orchida Embroidery System

The main and most frequent cause precluding users form opening DST files is that no program that can handle DST files is installed on user’s system. This issue can be addressed by downloading and installing Orchida Embroidery System or different compatible program, such as OESD ARTsizer, Janome Digitalizer Pro, Tajima DG/ML by Pulse. The full list of programs grouped by operating systems can be found above. If you want to download Orchida Embroidery System installer in the most secured manner, we suggest you visit Orchida Soft website and download from their official repositories.

Step 2. Verify the you have the latest version of Orchida Embroidery System

You still cannot access DST files although Orchida Embroidery System is installed on your system? Make sure that the software is up to date. Sometimes software developers introduce new formats in place of that already supports along with newer versions of their applications. The reason that Orchida Embroidery System cannot handle files with DST may be that the software is outdated. The most recent version of Orchida Embroidery System is backward compatible and can handle file formats supported by older versions of the software.

Step 3. Set the default application to open DST files to Orchida Embroidery System

If you have the latest version of Orchida Embroidery System installed and the problem persists, select it as the default program to be used to manage DST on your device. The process of associating file formats with default application may differ in details depending on platform, but the basic procedure is very similar.

Change the default application in Windows

  • Right-click the DST file and choose Open with option
  • Click Choose another app and then select More apps option
  • The last step is to select Look for another app on this PC option supply the directory path to the folder where Orchida Embroidery System is installed. Now all that is left is to confirm your choice by selecting Always use this app to open DST files and clicking OK.

Change the default application in Mac OS

  • By clicking right mouse button on the selected DST file open the file menu and choose Information
  • Find the Open with option – click the title if its hidden
  • Select Orchida Embroidery System and click Change for all...
  • If you followed the previous steps a message should appear: This change will be applied to all files with DST extension. Next, click the Continue button to finalize the process.

Step 4. Check the DST for errors

If you followed the instructions form the previous steps yet the issue is still not solved, you should verify the DST file in question. It is probable that the file is corrupted and thus cannot be accessed.

1. The DST may be infected with malware – make sure to scan it with an antivirus tool.

Should it happed that the DST is infected with a virus, this may be that cause that prevents you from accessing it. It is advised to scan the system for viruses and malware as soon as possible or use an online antivirus scanner. If the DST file is indeed infected follow the instructions below.

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

If the DST file was sent to you by someone else, ask this person to resend the file to you. The file might have been copied erroneously and the data lost integrity, which precludes from accessing the file. When downloading the file with DST extension from the internet an error may occurred resulting in incomplete file. Try downloading the file again.

3. Verify whether your account has administrative rights

Some files require elevated access rights to open them. Log out of your current account and log in to an account with sufficient access privileges. Then open the Tajima Embroidery Format file.

4. Verify that your device fulfills the requirements to be able to open Orchida Embroidery System

If the system is under havy load, it may not be able to handle the program that you use to open files with DST extension. In this case close the other applications.

5. Verify that your operating system and drivers are up to date

Up-to-date system and drivers not only makes your computer more secure, but also may solve problems with Tajima Embroidery Format file. It is possible that one of the available system or driver updates may solve the problems with DST files affecting older versions of given software.

Conversion of a DST file

File Conversions from DST extension to a different format
File conversions from other format to DST file
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