.DSC File Extension

File Type:
Debian Source Control File

Having trouble opening .dsc extension? Don't panic! This page explains what dsc files are as well as suggests programs you may use to open dsc files. You can download these programs through this page.

What is a DSC file?

Dsc file extension has Debian Source Control file type, which is associated with the "data files" category.

Commonly used by Debian, the file provides data that describes other files, which come in the source package. It is typically based on other files from the source package and referenced against them upon unpacking.

DSC files come as part of the Debian source package together with upstream tar ball files, which use the .TAR.GZ file extension, as well as other files that have been generated for the package.

To learn how you can open the given file, read the information below.

dsc file icon
File Type:
Debian Source Control File
Data Files

How to open DSC file?

Double click the dsc file to open it. The file will open automatically if file associations have been correctly installed and there is a proper program on your computer; if not, file associations may be corrupted and your OS either cannot find the proper program, or you might not have one for opening the file. First, we recommend downloading our utility to fix file association errors; then, you can download any program for opening the .dsc extension from the ones suggested below. If you are certain there is nothing wrong with the file associations, you may proceed to method 2 right away; besides, if you can't make up your mind when choosing the right program, use Universal File Viewer from the last method.

Method 1: Fix file association errors

Follow these steps in order to automatically fix the dsc extension associations' problem in no time:

  • Step 1: Click on "Download Solution" to download automatic tool provided by WikiExt.
  • Step 2: Click "Start Scan" to identify all potential issues.
  • Step 3: Review scan results and click "Fix Items".

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This Tool is Compatible With: Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8/8.1, 10

Method 2: Download the appropriate software

The given list provides programs which may be used for opening or converting the dsc file. Choose the proper program for your OS, and click it to start the download or proceed to the developer's website.

Programs that open DSC files

  • Linux Linux
    • Debian package management system Debian package management system

Method 3: Use universal file viewer

In addition to the list of programs above, we recommend using Universal File Viewer. This tool can open over 250 file extensions and, most likely, it will be able to open the dsc file as well. Download Universal File Viewer for your OS.

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