What is a .DSL File And How To Open It – ABBYY (Easy Steps)

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Introduction

While downloading files, you might have downloaded a file with the .dsl extension. You most likely know what the file is, but you might be unsure on how to open it. That’s why you are here! We have made this guide for you to learn more about the .dsl file extension and how to open it.

What is a .DSL file?

The .DSL file extension comes from Lingvo Dictionary File. It was developed by ABBYY. The file has the text format, and it is a data related file.

What to know

There are currently 2 software that can open the .dsl file on 3 platforms.

How to open a .DSL file?

Below you can find an easy to understand, step-by-step guide to open the .DSL file on your operating system/device.

How to open a .DSL file on Mac

We have written below an easy-to-understand guide on how to open the .dsl file on Mac in 4 easy steps.

1. In the first step you need to download the ABBYY Lingvo Dictionary software. You will be using this software in order to open the file.

Step 2

Step 2: Finding your .DSL file

2. The second step is locating the downloaded file. The file can be usually found in your /download/ folder if you don’t remember where you have downloaded it to.

Step 3

Step 3: Clicking “Open with”

3. In the third step, after locating your file, right click on it and click “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Choosing the software to open your file

4. In the fourth step, after clicking “Open with”, you should see the ABBYY Lingvo Dictionary software that you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Mac.

How to open a .DSL file on Android

To open the .dsl file on Android, please follow these easy steps.

Step 1

Image 1: Locating your .DSL file in the download folder

First of all you need to locate the downloaded file. The file can be usually found in your /download/ folder if you don’t remember where you have downloaded it to.

Step 2

Image2: Unable to open the file

While trying to open the file, it won’t work.

Step 3

Image3: Open your Google Play Store

You need to locate the Google Play Store and open it.

Step 4

Image4: Search for the software and download it

In order to open the file, you will have to search for the ABBYY Lingvo Dictionaries software and install it. The other software that opens the .dsl file on Android is ABBYY Lingvo Dictionaries. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Android.

How to open a .DSL file on iOS

To open the .dsl file on iOS, please follow these easy steps.

Step 1

Image 1: Finding your files in the download folder

First of all you need to locate the downloaded file. The file can be usually found in your /download/ folder if you don’t remember where you have downloaded it to.

Step 2

Image2: Can’t open the file

In order to open the file, you will have to search for the ABBYY Lingvo Dictionary in the iOS App Store software and install it. You could also download the ABBYY Lingvo Dictionary software. That’s all, now you have open your file on iOS.

Still cannot open the .DSL file?

If you cannot open the .DSL file, it is entirely possible that you are trying to open the wrong file. There are many similar file extensions that look like the .DSL file.dsm – Digital Sound Module, .dsn – Database Source Name File, .dsn – Cadence Design Systems, .dso – DAZ Productions, .dsp – Dynamic Studio Professional Module. You might be trying to open the wrong file, please recheck if you are trying to open the right file extension again.

Conclusion

In this article you have learned how to open the .DSL file with the ABBYY Lingvo Dictionary program on Mac, ABBYY Lingvo Dictionaries software on Android and ABBYY Lingvo Dictionary software on iOS.