.DSC File Extension

File Type:
Nikon Disk Identification 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 Nikon Disk Identification file type, developed by Nikon, which is associated with the "misc files" category.

Associated with Nikon digital cameras, the file provides information, concerning the photos taken, which is stored on the memory card. The file is often small in size as it doesn’t save image data. DSC files are not meant to be accessed manually; they are usually hidden on the card.

A number of digital cameras store photos, which filenames start with “DSC”; however, those typically use the .JPG file extension.

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

dsc file icon
File Type:
Nikon Disk Identification File
Misc 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".

File Size: 3.04 MB, Download time: < 1 min. on DSL/ADSL/Cable

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

  • Windows Windows
    • Nikon ViewNX Nikon ViewNX
  • MacOS MacOS
    • Nikon ViewNX Nikon ViewNX

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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