Open ASA files

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Have you encountered a problem with a ASA 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 ASA file here. In the further part of this page we have added a list of programs that should open your ASA file. It is enough you choose a proper application for your operating system, download and install it.

What is ASA file?

The file extension ASA is used for settings files of ASP servers or websites operated with them. The file, commonly called Global.Asa, is optional and includes additional event scripts, variables, functions, and object declarations. All ASP pages have access to the Global.Asa and can use the variables and functionalities defined there so that they do not have to be rewritten in every ASP page.

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The Global.Asa file is a plain text file and can be viewed and created with any text editor. Various web page editors, such as Visual Web Developer, also generate this file automatically.

When using manually, it must be noted that the Global.Asa must be located in the root directory of the web server or the ASP application.

Programs which can open a ASA file

How to open file with ASA extension?

In order to open a file with ASA extension one of the following programs must be installed on user’s system. If a problem with opening ASA 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 ASA files, follow the instructions below.
Install TextMate or other program from the list

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

Set TextMate as the default program for opening ASA 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 ASA 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 TextMate applications is not on the list, select "Browse" option in order to manually locate the directory where TextMate has been installed.


Check the section that lists most common problems with ASA files

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

  • File data is corrupted
  • ASA 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 ASA files (should that be the case, please contact your system administrator or IT specialist)
  • ASA 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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