DTSX File Extension

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DTS Settings Format

What is DTSX file?

DTSX is a file extension commonly associated with DTS Settings Format files. DTS Settings Format specification was created by Microsoft. Files with DTSX extension may be used by programs distributed for Windows platform. Files with DTSX extension are categorized as Database Files files. The Database Files subset comprises 348 various file formats. Microsoft SQL Server is by far the most used program for working with DTSX files. Software named Microsoft SQL Server was created by Microsoft Corporation. In order to find more detailed information on the software and DTSX files, check the developer’s official website.

Programs which support DTSX file extension

Below is a table that list programs that support DTSX files. DTSX files can be encountered on all system platforms, including mobile, yet there is no guarantee each will properly support such files.

Programs that support DTSX file

How to open file with DTSX extension?

There can be multiple causes why you have problems with opening DTSX files on given system. What is important, all common issues related to files with DTSX extension can be resolved by the users themselves. The process is quick and doesn’t involve an IT expert. The list below will guide you through the process of addressing the encountered problem.

Step 1. Install Microsoft SQL Server software

The most common reason for such problems is the lack of proper applications that supports DTSX files installed on the system. The solution is straightforward, just download and install Microsoft SQL Server. On the top of the page a list that contains all programs grouped based on operating systems supported can be found. If you want to download Microsoft SQL Server installer in the most secured manner, we suggest you visit Microsoft Corporation website and download from their official repositories.

Step 2. Check the version of Microsoft SQL Server and update if needed

If the problems with opening DTSX files still occur even after installing Microsoft SQL Server, it is possible that you have an outdated version of the software. Check the developer’s website whether a newer version of Microsoft SQL Server is available. Software developers may implement support for more modern file formats in updated versions of their products. If you have an older version of Microsoft SQL Server installed, it may not support DTSX format. The latest version of Microsoft SQL Server should support all file formats that where compatible with older versions of the software.

Step 3. Set the default application to open DTSX files to Microsoft SQL Server

After installing Microsoft SQL Server (the most recent version) make sure that it is set as the default application to open DTSX files. The next step should pose no problems. The procedure is straightforward and largely system-independent

The procedure to change the default program in Windows

  • Right-click the DTSX file and choose Open with option
  • Select Choose another app → More apps
  • To finalize the process, select Look for another app on this PC entry and using the file explorer select the Microsoft SQL Server installation folder. Confirm by checking Always use this app to open DTSX files box and clicking OK button.

The procedure to change the default program in Mac OS

  • From the drop-down menu, accessed by clicking the file with DTSX extension, select Information
  • Open the Open with section by clicking its name
  • From the list choose the appropriate program and confirm by clicking Change for all....
  • Finally, a This change will be applied to all files with DTSX extension message should pop-up. Click Continue button in order to confirm your choice.

Step 4. Verify that the DTSX is not faulty

Should the problem still occur after following steps 1-3, check if the DTSX file is valid. Problems with opening the file may arise due to various reasons.

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

If the file is infected, the malware that resides in the DTSX 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. DTSX file is infected with malware? Follow the steps suggested by your antivirus software.

2. Check whether the file is corrupted or damaged

Did you receive the DTSX file in question from a different person? Ask him/her to send it one more time. 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 DTSX extension was interrupted and the file data is defective. Download the file again from the same source.

3. Verify whether your account has administrative rights

Some files require elevated access rights to open them. Log in using an administrative account and see If this solves the problem.

4. Check whether your system can handle Microsoft SQL Server

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

5. Check if you have the latest updates to the operating system and drivers

Up-to-date system and drivers not only makes your computer more secure, but also may solve problems with DTS Settings Format file. Outdated drivers or software may have caused the inability to use a peripheral device needed to handle DTSX files.

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