: Anything out there that reads .dnl files?


VieleKatzen
May 12th, 2017, 11:04 PM
Does anybody know of a way to read .dnl files? I Googled the question and it came up with some pages/links ... but the links no longer lead anywhere. I have a Mac Mini, about 7 years old, if that matters.

SINC
May 13th, 2017, 04:34 AM
Perhaps File Viewer might help?

https://fileinfo.com/extension/dnl

VieleKatzen
May 13th, 2017, 09:54 AM
Thank you; I will give it a try.

VieleKatzen
May 13th, 2017, 10:00 AM
Nope. It's got what appears to be the exact item I'm looking for, but when I click on the link I get taken to a page that only offers 'related links.' :(

Thanks anyhow.

SINC
May 13th, 2017, 11:18 AM
Nope. It's got what appears to be the exact item I'm looking for, but when I click on the link I get taken to a page that only offers 'related links.' :(

Thanks anyhow.

You can download File Viewer free on the App store at this link:

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/file-viewer/id495987613?mt=12&ls=1

And if for some reason that does not work, PM me your email address and I will send it to you. The file is only 4K or 760 bytes.

pm-r
May 13th, 2017, 12:44 PM
Does anybody know of a way to read .dnl files? I Googled the question and it came up with some pages/links ... but the links no longer lead anywhere. I have a Mac Mini, about 7 years old, if that matters.



Did you try this?:

https://www.google.ca/search?client=safari&rls=en&q=mac+open+.dnl+files&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&gfe_rd=cr&ei=4TYXWafkBc_M8ge6t5LoBA

Maybe some of the hits will provide a solution.

VieleKatzen
May 13th, 2017, 12:50 PM
I did. They take you to a page that appears to have links to the exact programs I'm looking for ... but when you click on the link, instead of a download, you get taken to a page that says "Related Links" and those links just take you off to distant corners of the internet.

pm-r
May 13th, 2017, 01:50 PM
If the files are text based, try dragging then onto TextEdit or the free TextWrangler.app if you have it or use either to open them.

Even if they're full of goodly-gook text, they will open them.

VieleKatzen
May 13th, 2017, 07:43 PM
I do have Text Edit. I will try that, thanks!

eMacMan
May 13th, 2017, 09:30 PM
This any help?
DNL File Extension - What is a dnl file and how do I open a dnl file? (http://www.openthefile.net/extension/dnl)

EDIT: Nope link does not work.

polywog
May 14th, 2017, 06:02 AM
Rather than focusing on opening in, maybe converting it to another ebook format may help?

I've used this in the past, but I'm not sure if it converts DNL:

https://calibre-ebook.com

VieleKatzen
May 14th, 2017, 08:41 PM
If the files are text based, try dragging then onto TextEdit or the free TextWrangler.app if you have it or use either to open them.

Even if they're full of goodly-gook text, they will open them.

I tried TextEdit and unfortunately all I got was a screenful of total gibberish. :(

VieleKatzen
May 14th, 2017, 08:42 PM
Rather than focusing on opening in, maybe converting it to another ebook format may help?

I've used this in the past, but I'm not sure if it converts DNL:

https://calibre-ebook.com

Thanks, polywog, I'll give it a try.

VieleKatzen
May 14th, 2017, 09:50 PM
Rather than focusing on opening in, maybe converting it to another ebook format may help?

I've used this in the past, but I'm not sure if it converts DNL:

https://calibre-ebook.com

Polywog, I downloaded it and got a warning that "this might damage your computer." Is that something I should worry about, or just standard boilerplate stuff?

SINC
May 15th, 2017, 06:42 AM
Nope. It's got what appears to be the exact item I'm looking for, but when I click on the link I get taken to a page that only offers 'related links.' :(

Thanks anyhow.

I uploaded File Viewer to my files here. Download it and see if it solves your issue.

http://jmp.sh/hH0gwzd

pm-r
May 15th, 2017, 12:22 PM
How about using one of the DNL Reader apps for Macs???

https://www.google.ca/search?client=safari&rls=en&q=DNL+Reader+mac&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&gfe_rd=cr&ei=WNUZWfvTAcPe8AfgupigCQ

polywog
May 15th, 2017, 05:57 PM
Polywog, I downloaded it and got a warning that "this might damage your computer." Is that something I should worry about, or just standard boilerplate stuff?

It might not be signed with a developer certificate. Typically it's not a problem but I haven't downloaded it in a while. Better safe than sorry.

VieleKatzen
May 18th, 2017, 10:06 PM
I uploaded File Viewer to my files here. Download it and see if it solves your issue.

http://jmp.sh/hH0gwzd

Sinc: Please ignore my PM; I hadn't seen this yet. Trying to download now. :)

VieleKatzen
May 18th, 2017, 10:10 PM
How about using one of the DNL Reader apps for Macs???

https://www.google.ca/search?client=safari&rls=en&q=DNL+Reader+mac&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&gfe_rd=cr&ei=WNUZWfvTAcPe8AfgupigCQ

pm-r: That link takes me to the same pages I mentioned earlier: they have links on them supposedly to a DNL Reader, but when you click on those links, all you get is a page with "related links" on it.

I followed one link from there to what appeared to be exactly what I wanted (http://macdownload.informer.com/dnlreader/download/) ... however, when I downloaded the program, it was called "readerinstaller" and my computer won't allow me to install it.

VieleKatzen
May 18th, 2017, 10:15 PM
Sinc: Please ignore my PM; I hadn't seen this yet. Trying to download now. :)

It downloaded all right but ... still got a page full of printer's pie when I moved one of the files into it. :(

Thanks, everybody, for your help and suggestions. It looks as if these files are just too antiquated.

Or there's something on my computer that won't allow me to open them with any of the programs you've given me.

I know I put Sierra on my computer and it turned out to be a very bad idea. I'm wondering if that had something to do with it (I've got a Mac Mini that's about 7+ years old).

VieleKatzen
May 18th, 2017, 10:41 PM
It might not be signed with a developer certificate. Typically it's not a problem but I haven't downloaded it in a while. Better safe than sorry.

I decided to go for 'sorry' rather than 'safe' ... :D

I did download it and I can get the program to open but I have no idea how to direct it towards a specific file. Can you offer any suggestions? Thanks. I was looking for a basic 'Open' command but there doesn't seem to be one.

polywog
May 19th, 2017, 02:09 PM
I decided to go for 'sorry' rather than 'safe' ... :D

I did download it and I can get the program to open but I have no idea how to direct it towards a specific file. Can you offer any suggestions? Thanks. I was looking for a basic 'Open' command but there doesn't seem to be one.

Looks like in the most recent version, it would be "add books" in the menu, then "add books from a single directory" and select the file from there.

Then you would do "Convert Books"->"Convert Books individually" and make sure it goes to ePub.