Open ASP files

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

What is ASP file?

The extension ASP stands for Active Server Pages.

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This technology developed by Microsoft Corporation is used for the server-side creation of dynamic web pages. Files with the extension ASP are standard HTML documents in which one or more scripts are embedded. These scripts can be written in VBScript or JScript, the JavaScript alternative from Microsoft.

Because ASP files are typically run on a web server, any browser can be used to display the resulting document.

asp files are similar to PHP or CGI. The users never get to see the actual asp file, but only the created HTML page.

All you need to do to develop ASP pages is a text editor. Preferably, an editor that recognizes the language elements of ASP, color-coded and structured represents. There are also special applications that generate ASP code for specific applications, eg database connections.

Microsoft has discontinued the development of ASP. ASP.NET is the successor technology.

However, this uses the extension aspx.

The extension ASP is mostly used instead of htm or html on websites, if the server is running under Microsoft IIS or uses ASP.NET. There are also various extensions for other web server systems that allow you to execute ASP code.

Programs which can open a ASP file

How to open file with ASP extension?

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

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

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


Check the section that lists most common problems with ASP files

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

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