The File Extensions Database

.DSC File Extension

  • Developer by: Kingsoft
  • Category: Settings Files

What is an .DSC file?

.DSC is Kingsoft Design Science Equation File

A DSC file is a settings file used by WPS Office (previously known as Kingsoft Office), an office suite which includes the Writer, Spreadsheets, and Presentation applications. It stores the settings for the Design Science Equation Editor, which includes the window size, interface style, and zoom magnification.

The DSC file is referenced by the Equation Editor which is available in the Writer, Spreadsheets, and Presentation application's ribbons. It allows the editor to be reopened by users and resume the same settings, such as the zoom magnification of the window and the size of the window that it was set to when it was previously opened.

Programs that open Kingsoft Design Science Equation File
Kingsoft WPS Office
File Type 2 Text Description File
Category: Text Files Format: Text

Plain text file used by various software applications to store description information; may describe an associated software application like a readme file; may also contain data parameters or other types of plain text information.

Programs that open Text Description File
Microsoft Notepad
Apple TextEdit
File Type 3 Nikon Disk Identification File
Developer by: Nikon Category: Misc Files

Contains information about photos taken with a Nikon digital camera (such as a CoolPix camera); saved on the memory card along with the image files; typically only a few kilobytes in size since it does not contain any image data.

DSC files may be hidden on the card since they are referenced by Nikon's digital camera software and not meant to be opened manually.

NOTE: Many digital cameras save photos with filenames beginning with "DSC," but these image files typically have a .JPG extension.

Programs that open Nikon Disk Identification File
Nikon ViewNX
Nikon ViewNX
File Type 4 Debian Source Control File
Category: Data Files Format: Text

Source file created for Debian, a free operating system; contains data describing the other files in the source package; formatted as a single paragraph consisting of a series of fields.

The DSC file is produced by the dpkg-source tool when the source archive is built and is based on the other files in the source package. When unpacked, the DSC file is referenced against the other files and directories in the source package.

The DSC file is part of the Debian source package along with an upstream tar ball file with the .TAR.GZ extension and any other files created for the Debian package. A source package is created with the dpkg-build package tool.

Programs that open Debian Source Control File
Debian package management system
File Type 5 Celestia Deep Space Catalog File
Developer by: Celestia Development Team Category: Data Files Format: Text

Data file used by Celestia, a free application used for simulating 3D visualizations of the universe; saves information about deep space entities, such as nebulas and galaxies; provides location and drawing information to the program.

Programs that open Celestia Deep Space Catalog File

How to solve problems with DSC files

  • Associate the DSC file extension with the correct application. On :
    Windows: Right click on any DSC file and then click "Open with" > "Choose another app". Now select another program and check the box "Always use this app to open *.DSC files". Mac: Right click (or Ctrl-click) the DSC file, then click "Open with" > "Other...". Then choose another program and check the "Always Open With" box. Linux: Right click on the file, and select "Open with" and choose another program. iPhone: Tap the file. If you do not see an app to open the file, then tap Share "Share" and choose an app. Alternatively, save the file. Then open the Files app Files app. There long-press on the file, then release your finger. You will see a black menu bar. Then tap "Share" and select an app. Android: Tap the Settings icon on your smartphone, then tap on the Apps section. There tap the Options icon in the top right-hand corner of the screen to change the default apps.
  • Update your software that should actually open .DSC is Kingsoft Design Science Equation File. Because only the current version supports the latest DSC file format. Search, therefore, e.g. on the Kingsoft manufacturer website after an available .DSC is Kingsoft Design Science Equation File update.
  • To make sure that your DSC file is not corrupted or virus-infected, get the file again and scan it with antivirus software.