How to open DST file extension?

The author of advice: Mr Brankiewicz

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

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

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

  • AutoCAD Sheet Set Format

    .dst file extension

    Category: 3D&CAD Files

    OS Software
    Windows Autodesk AutoCAD 2011 Autodesk AutoCAD 2011
  • Tajima Embroidery Format

    .dst file extension

    Category: Various Files

    OS Software
    Windows Designer's Gallery StudioPlus Designer's Gallery StudioPlus
    Orchida Embroidery System Orchida Embroidery System
    VeePro Embroidery Software VeePro Embroidery Software
    Buzz Tools Buzz Tools
    S & S Computing SewWhat! S & S Computing SewWhat!

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

  • Download Malware/viruses removal tool from DST 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 DST extension of files?

The problem that often causes damage concerning DST 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 DST 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 DST file extension
  • DST 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 DST files


If DST 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 DST 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 DST 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 DST 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 DST 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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