.DSS File Extension

DiskStation Backup Configuration File

Developer Synology
4.0  |  8 Votes

What is a DSS file?

A DSS file is a configuration backup created by DiskStation Manager (DSM), a web-based operating system included with Synology network-attached storage (NAS) devices. It contains settings for a system, which includes users, groups, shared folders, workgroup, domain, passwords, and file sharing methods. DSS files can be used to restore settings to a system's configuration.

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NAS devices allow you to store your digital files, whether they are documents, music, photos, or video, making them accessible at any time.The DSM allows you to manage the files stored on your NAS device. When you back up the configuration settings of an NAS device through DSM, the DSS file is created to store the settings.

To create a DSS backup configuration file go to Control Panel → Update & Restore and click Back up configuration. The DSS file is then downloaded to your computer.

To restore a DSS backup configuration file go to Control Panel → Update & Restore and click Restore configuration.

Common DSS Filenames

[Synology product name]_[date created]. dss - The naming convention for DSS files when created and downloaded through DSM.

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Programs that open DSS files

Digital Speech Standard File

Developer International Voice Association
3.5  |  12 Votes
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Audio file saved by a digital voice recorder or speech recognition program; stores voice audio data in a highly-compressed format; can be written in insert or overwrite mode; commonly used for professional transcript environments, such as law firms.

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DSS files may be written with metadata, such as the date and time of dictation, audio length, and priority.

The DSS file format was originally developed under the International Voice Association (IVA), which was comprised of Olympus America, Philips Electronics, and Grundig. DSS files can be converted to more common audio file types, such as .WAV files.

Programs that open DSS files

Olympus DSS Player Lite  —  Discontinued

DCC Active Designer File

Developer N/A
2.8  |  6 Votes

Windows screensaver file; used by Windows to run a screensaver animation or movie when the computer is inactive for a certain amount of time (which can be set by the user); adds additional screensavers to the list available in the Screensaver tab of the Displays control panel.

Programs that open or reference DSS files

Used by the Windows Screensaver

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