Open ASC files

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

What is ASC file?

The file extension ASC identifies so-called ActionScript Communication files. ActionScript is a programming language used primarily for controlling and creating interactive Flash applications.

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ASC files are scripts written in ActionScript that are executed by Flash Media Server hosting software and serve various events, such as loading a Flash application, communicating with other servers, accessing other resources, or streaming media to control.

ASC files are simple text files and can be opened and edited with any text editor. Asc files can also be generated by the Adobe Media Encoder (included with Creative Suite) or the free Flash Media Live Encoder.

Programs which can open a ASC file

How to open file with ASC extension?

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

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

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


Check the section that lists most common problems with ASC files

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

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

Possible conversions of ASC file

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