How to open DSS file extension?

The author of advice: Mr Brankiewicz

DSS files are incessantly popular. However, a file name containing DSS file extension is problematic for some of the users. They have problems with correct opening of a file with DSS extension. However, it should be remembered that DSS file extension can match one or more types of files. The most popular is Olympus DSS Voice Format but if there are others, you will find information concerning them below.

So, it is worth looking close at the problem concerning DSS files and search for its solution.

A list of programs supporting files types with DSS extension can be found below. Applications are sorted according to appropriate operational systems and their popularity.

  • Olympus DSS Voice Format

    .dss file extension

    Category: Audio/Music Files

    OS Software
    Windows Olympus DSS Player Lite Olympus DSS Player Lite
    Olympus DSS Player Pro Olympus DSS Player Pro
    IBM ViaVoice IBM ViaVoice
    MAC OS IBM ViaVoice IBM ViaVoice
    Olympus DSS Player-Lite2 for Mac Olympus DSS Player-Lite2 for Mac
  • DCC Active Designer Screensaver Format

    .dss file extension


    OS Software
    Windows Used by the Windows Screensaver Used by the Windows Screensaver

How to check if a file we want to open is not infected by malware or viruses?

  • Download Malware/viruses removal tool from DSS files in the Windows system.
  • Click “Start scanning” and wait until the programme performs the scanning process on your computer.

What are the reasons of errors concerning DSS extension of files?

The problem that often causes damage concerning DSS extension are Windows system registry errors. That is why, in the first place it is recommended to:

  • Scan computer in order to identify, repair and open the DSS file
  • Check system registry from the angle of hidden errors
  • Repair file’s associations with programs in the system registry

If you are not sure if the above problems concern you, you should consider other frequent irregularities:

  • You do not have an appropriate application installed that supports DSS file extension
  • DSS file is corrupted
  • The application’s version necessary to open the file is not correct
  • The file is not assigned to an appropriate program

Solving problems with DSS files


If DSS file does not open, firstly, it is worth using files associations built in the Windows system with application that can support them. In order to do it, you should double-click a DSS file icon. A list of programs that probably support such a file will appear. It is enough to choose one of them so that Windows would open a given extension with it. Incorrect file’s association will result in Windows trying to open DSS file with a wrong program all the time even if there is an appropriate application supporting this format on a drive. In this case, it is necessary to perform the above mentioned registry scanning and associations’ repair.

If associations are correct and Windows still cannot open the file, most probably the computer does not have appropriate software supporting files with name containing DSS in their extension. The solution to this problem is very simple. You should buy or download a free (if they exist) application that will allow you to open, browse and edit DSS format (You can also try to find more informations on FileInfo). It is no risk because many paid programs have free test versions enabling to check their functionality.

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