Open AS files

  • Full name
    Adobe Flash ActionScript Document
  • Developer
    Adobe Systems
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Have you encountered a problem with a AS file? Don’t you know which program opens a file with this extension? You will find all the information you need about working with a AS file here. In the further part of this page we have added a list of programs that should open your AS file. It is enough you choose a proper application for your operating system, download and install it.

What is AS file?

The file extension AS identifies source code files in the scripting language ActionScript. It is a Macromedia (now Adobe) language developed for the control and generation of interactive Flash applications. Actionscript can also be used with the Adobe Flex and Air products, providing the ability to create rich Internet applications, desktop applications (via AIR), and apps for the iPhone, iPad, and Google Android.

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The files are pure text files that can be opened and edited in any text editor. For the development environment Eclipse there is the ActionScript Development Tool (ASDT).

Programs which can open a AS file

How to open file with AS extension?

In order to open a file with AS extension one of the following programs must be installed on user’s system. If a problem with opening AS file occurred, it is highly possible that none of the listed programs is present on user’s system. Even if one or more said programs are installed, there may be issues related with given programs. In order to solve a problem with AS files, follow the instructions below.
Install Adobe Dreamweaver or other program from the list

Most often resolving problems with opening AS files is very simple. Just install an appropriate program that supports such files. All of the listed programs support AS files, but may vary in offered function and purpose. Some programs may be capable only of viewing contents of AS files or offer file conversion options, but may not be capable of editing such files.

Set Adobe Dreamweaver as the default program for opening AS files

It is possible that although a compatible program has been installed on user’s system, it is not used by the system to open it. This may happen because no default application was associated with this type of files. To associate AS files with given application, select "Open with" from drop-down menu (accessed by right-clicking on the file). Then select from the list the program or application you want to be used to open this type of file. If the Adobe Dreamweaver applications is not on the list, select "Browse" option in order to manually locate the directory where Adobe Dreamweaver has been installed.


Check the section that lists most common problems with AS files

Sometimes problems with opening AS files may not lie with the application itself, but can arise due to other causes, such as:

  • File data is corrupted
  • AS files has been not been completely download from the internet (only a part of the data has been downloaded)
  • Currently used user account hasn’t been granted necessary privileges to open AS files (should that be the case, please contact your system administrator or IT specialist)
  • AS file was being copied from a corrupted storage device and is incomplete or data is corrupted. (Copying files from unknown or untrusted sources should be conducted with great care as such files may contain malicious software, which can damage your system)

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