DTSX File Extension

DTSX is a file extension typically linked with DTS Settings Format files. Microsoft developed the DTS Settings Format standard. Windows programs may utilize files with the DTSX extension. On many occasions, files with the DTSX extension are classified as Database Files. The Database Files subset has a total of 399 distinct file types.

The most popular software for working with DTSX files is Microsoft SQL Server, developed by Microsoft Corporation. 

Programs That Support DTSX File Extensions

Several programs support DTSX files. For example, both Microsoft Access and Microsoft Excel are capable of reading and writing DTSX files. Additionally, the dtsx format is used by several other programs, including dBase, FileMaker Pro, and Microsoft SQL Server. Consequently, if you have a DTSX file, there is a good chance you will be able to open it in at least one of these programs.

DTSX file extension - image from pixabay by geralt
DTSX file extension – image from pixabay by geralt

How To Open a File With DTSX Extension?

The most important thing to remember is that all typical problems connected with files with the DTSX extension can be handled by users themselves. It’s quick and doesn’t need the assistance of an IT specialist. The following list will walk you through how to fix any issues you may have encountered.

Installing Microsoft SQL Server software

Simply download and install Microsoft SQL Server to solve the problem. A list of all programs organized by operating systems supported may be found on the top of the page, with a column for each program. We suggest you visit Microsoft Corporation’s website and get the installer from their authorized distributions if you want to download it in the safest way possible.

Set the default application to Microsoft SQL Server to open DTSX files.


  • Open Control Panel. 
  • Click Default Programs. 
  • Click Set your default programs. 
  • Under Programs, click Microsoft SQL Server. 
  • Click Set this program as default. 
  • Click OK.

In Mac OS X, 

How to modify the default program to open dtsx files can vary depending on the version of OS X that is being used. 

OS X Yosemite (10.10) and earlier:

  • Right-click on the dtsx file and choose “Open With.”
  • From the list of applications that appears, select the program you want to use as the default. If the application you want to use isn’t listed, click “More Applications” to find it.
  • Click “Always Open With” if you want the selected application to always open dtsx files. Otherwise, click “OK.”

OS X El Capitan (10.11) and later:

  • Right-click on the dtsx file and choose “Get Info.”
  • In the “Open With” section of the info window, select the application you want to use as the default. If the application you want to use isn’t listed, click “Change All” to find it.
  • Click “OK.”

If you have a dtsx file and don’t know how to open it, one way to try is to right-click on the file and choose “Open With.” This will bring up a list of programs on your computer that can open dtsx files. If the program you want to use isn’t listed, you can try searching for it online. Another option is to contact the developer of the program and ask them how to open dtsx files.

So What Can You Do With a DTSX File?

Well, the most common thing to do is to import or export the settings associated with that file. This can be useful if you want to move your settings from one computer to another, or if you want to share your settings with someone else.

You can also edit the schema of a DTSX file using SQL Server Management Studio. This can be helpful if you want to change the structure of your data, or if you need to make some changes to your settings.

Finally, you can delete or rename the schema of a DTSX file using SQL Server Management Studio. This can be helpful if you want to get rid of some of your data, or if you have renamed your database and need to update your settings.

DTSX file extension-image from pixabay by fancycrave1
DTSX file extension-image from pixabay by fancycrave1

Make sure the DTSX Is Not Broken.

If you receive an error message saying that the DTSX file is not valid, it is likely that the file is corrupt or was not properly saved. To verify that the file is not faulty, open it in a text editor such as Microsoft Word or Notepad. If the text editor cannot open the file, then the file is most likely corrupt.

  • Check for the most recent versions of the operating system and drivers. Up-to-date software and hardware not only protect your computer more effectively, but may also fix any issues with the DTS Settings Format file. Outdated drivers or applications might be to blame for a lack of access to a peripheral device needed to handle DTSX files.
  • Attempt to convert the DTSX file. If you are unable to open the DTSX file, you may be able to convert it to another format. To do this, you will need a program that can convert files from one format to another. There are many programs available that can do this, including Microsoft Excel and Adobe Acrobat. Open the program, and then click on the File menu. Select Open, and then locate the DTSX file. Once you have found the file, select it and click on the Open button. The program will convert the file to a new format.
  • Examine whether your account has administrative rights. Some files need special access rights to be opened. Use an administrative user account to see if this solves the problem. Check to see if your computer can handle Microsoft SQL Server The system may not be able to process the program that you use to open files with the DTSX file extension under heavy load. In this case, close all other applications.

 That’s all there is to know about DTSX files! Be sure to check out our other articles for more information on file extensions and data management. Thanks for reading!