The file extension DSC is associated with multiple programs and applications which include Nikon Coolpix, Debian, Tag descriptors, and Oracle. DSC files contain data and information related to the program that created them.
If the extension is related to Nikon Coolpix, the file is an encoded and encrypted file type that contains data and passwords that are guarded by encryption algorithms. To access the contents of the file, you must decode and decrypt the file. DSC files of this type are typically hidden on the memory card, which means they must be accessed using Nikon software.
If the file extension DSC is created by a Debian Software Package, it is a source package control file type that is in a compressed format. This type of DSC file contains data and installer files related to specific software applications used with the Debian operating system. Debian is a UNIX-based operating system which runs on software packages distributed under the GNU General Public License.
DSC files that are classified as Tag descriptor files are a text file type that contains plain text which describes application elements that have common attributes. The Tag descriptors are meant to be used across core applications that share the same attributes.
DSC files associated with Oracle are a data file type that contains information used with Oracle Database, a database development program produced by Oracle Corporation. Oracle Database provides businesses with a way to respond more efficiently to changing business requirements while reducing costs associated with maintaining IT technology.
How to Open DSC Files
Since DSC files are associated with multiple programs and applications, double click on the file to see if it will automatically open in a default program you have installed on your PC. DSC files can consist of different file types, so you may already have an appropriate program.
DSC files that are related to Nikon CoolPix should be opened using Nikon ViewNX software, which is available as a free download on the Nikon USA website. Nikon ViewNX is compatible with the Windows operating system and Mac OS X.
If the DSC files are associated with Debian Software Package and you use Windows, you can open them using a compression utility such as 7-Zip, WinRAR, WinZip, or PeaZip. PeaZip will also open DSC files on a Mac operating system.
For a Linux-based PC, you can open Debian DSC files using the Debian Package Management System or Synaptic Package Manager. You can also use Adept, which is an open source graphical interface for working with package management.
DSC files that are Tag descriptor files can be opened using any text editing program such as Notepad or WordPad for Windows, Apple TextEdit for Mac, or gEdit and Nano Editor for Linux. Simply right click on the file and choose Open With from the drop-down menu. Select the text editor you want to use and then open the DSC file with the text editing program.
If the DSC file is associated with Oracle Database, you can open it using the Oracle Database application, which is available in both a Standard Edition and Enterprise Edition on the Oracle website. Oracle Database is compatible with Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, and Solaris.