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Details of extension .dns

2 extension(s) and 0 alias(es) in our database

Below, you can find answers to the following questions:

  • What is the .dns file?
  • Which program can create the .dns file?
  • Where can you find a description of the .dns format?
  • What can convert .dns files to a different format?
  • Which MIME-type is associated with the .dns extension?
Microsoft Windows DNS Server Database .dns file icon

Microsoft Windows DNS Server Database

DNS file is a Microsoft Windows DNS Server Database. After you set up DNS Server on an NT box, the server will have a /winnt/system32/dns directory. This directory contains a file with the extension .dns for each zone that you create on that server; a server has a .dns file for every zone for which it is the primary or secondary DNS server.
Category: Data files
Program name: -
Mime-type: application/octet-stream
Magic bytes (HEX): -
Magic string (ASCII): -
Related extensions:
Microsoft Windows Binary DNS Database
DynSite Plug-in .dns file icon

DynSite Plug-in

DNS file is a DynSite Plug-in. DynSite is a DynDNS client program developed by Noel Danjou.
Detailed description not available
Category: Other files
Application: DynSite
Program name: -
Mime-type: application/octet-stream
Magic bytes (HEX): -
Magic string (ASCII): -
Related extensions:
DynSite Configuration Data

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Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

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The .dns filename extension is often given incorrectly!

According to the searches on our site, these misspellings were the most common in the past year:

dms (1), wns (1), dhs (1), sns (1), dbs (1), ns (1), fns (1), dsn (1), dnx (1), dne (1), dn (1), djs (1), vns (1), dgs (1), rns (1)

Can't open a .dns file?

If you want to open a .dns file on your computer, you just need to have the appropriate program installed. If the .dns association isn't set correctly, you may receive the following error message:

Windows can't open this file:

File: example.dns

To open this file, Windows needs to know what program you want to use to open it. Windows can go online to look it up automatically, or you can manually select from a list of programs that are installed on your computer.

To change file associations:

  • Right-click a file with the extension whose association you want to change, and then click Open With.
  • In the Open With dialog box, click the program whith which you want the file to open, or click Browse to locate the program that you want.
  • Select the Always use the selected program to open this kind of file check box.

Supported operating systems

Windows Server 2003/2008/2012/2016, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10, Linux, FreeBSD, NetBSD, OpenBSD, Mac OS X, iOS, Android