alphabetical list of extensions

File extension .ASC

Description of the problem
If you have on your computer a .ASC file that you cannot open, you are in exactly the same situation as thousands of other people who have similar problems with this or any other unknown file.

There may be several reasons why you cannot open the file with .ASC extension. Directly on this website you can find a solution of the most common problem with the .ASC file – that you do not have on your computer the appropriate program to open the file.
Solution
From the list below, select the appropriate program, install it and double click on the icon of a file that did not want to open - the problem with the .ASC file extension should be solved. However, if this does not happen, go back to the website to learn about other possible causes of the error, which have been described at the bottom of the website.
Category
Text Files
Developer
N/A
Popularity
StarStarStarStar
File name: ASCII text file
Programs that will open this file:
Windows
Windows
Microsoft Windows NotePad Microsoft Windows NotePad
NotePad++ NotePad++
Mac OS
Mac OS
TextEdit TextEdit
Linux
Linux
gedit gedit
Category
Encoded Files
Developer
PGP
Popularity
StarStarStar
File name: PGP ASCII Armored File
Programs that will open this file:
Windows
Windows
Gpg4win Gpg4win
Mozilla SeaMonkey Mozilla SeaMonkey
Mozilla Thunderbird Mozilla Thunderbird
PGP Desktop PGP Desktop
PGP Desktop Email PGP Desktop Email
Mac OS
Mac OS
Mozilla SeaMonkey Mozilla SeaMonkey
Mozilla Thunderbird Mozilla Thunderbird
PGP Desktop PGP Desktop
PGP Desktop Email PGP Desktop Email
Linux
Linux
GnuPG GnuPG
Mozilla SeaMonkey Mozilla SeaMonkey
Mozilla Thunderbird Mozilla Thunderbird
Category
CAD Files
Developer
Linear Technology
Popularity
StarStarStar
File name: LTspice Circuit Schematic File
Programs that will open this file:
Windows
Windows
LTspice LTspice
Category
Text Files
Developer
Autodesk
Popularity
StarStar
File name: Autodesk ASCII Export File
Programs that will open this file:
Windows
Windows
3ds Max 3ds Max
AutoCAD AutoCAD
Text editor Text editor
Mac OS
Mac OS
Text editor Text editor
Remember!
The .ASC file extension can correspond to several not related file formats. If there is more than one file format with the .ASC extension, you will probably find most of them at this website. Remember that you need to download a program to support a particular file type. So first look through the entire contents of the website to select a program to support just the file you have.

Other possible reasons why your .ASC file does not want to open

In addition to the problem described above, i.e. the lack of the appropriate application to support the .ASC file, there may be several reasons that cause problems with opening and operation of the data format:

1. Incorrect version of the installed application

A quite common problem is the lack of application in the appropriate version. Even if you have an application, with the help of which you should open the .ASC file, you may have a problem with it because of its version. Perhaps in previous versions the application has not yet supported the .ASC file, so download the update and check again.

2. Incorrect .ASC file association with the program

If you have already installed the appropriate application, and it is the correct version, the file may not open correctly, because the operating system does not have information that this program supports the file. So you need to "show" which program the computer should use. To do this:

  • Right-click the .ASC file
  • Go to the "Open with" - then "Choose default program ..."
  • Locate the appropriate application
  • Click "OK"

3. The file is corrupt

It also happens that the file you want to open is corrupt and therefore there is no such possibility. In this situation, you should find its different version, or ask a person from whom you got, to send it again.