ASC file format description

Many people often share .asc files without providing instructions on how to use them. This can make it difficult for users to determine which program is compatible for editing, converting, or printing .asc files. To address this issue, we have created this page to offer assistance and guidance on handling .asc files. We provide information on compatible software, editing instructions and conversion options to help users effectively interact with .asc files.

Our aim is to simplify the process and promote seamless use of the .asc file format.

11 filename extension(s) found in our database.

.asc - ASCII Armored GPG/PGP File

The ASC document files are related to GPG. The ASC file is an ASCII Armored GPG/PGP File. ASCII Armor is a special text format that GPG (and PGP) use to convert binary data into ASCII text. ASCII Armored data is especially suitable for use in email messages.

Category:Document files
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ASCII Armored GPG/PGP File related extensions:

  • mss Perfect Writer Manuscript text
  • rds Ray Dream Studio Scene
  • planner Gnome Planner Document
  • vnt vNote Text
  • cwn Cifraweb Editor Notation Document
  • dpd Ovation Pro Document

.asc - Autodesk 3D Studio Scene in ASCII

The ASC data files are related to Autodesk 3D Studio MAX. The ASC file is a storage of 3D scene information for use by rendering applications. ASC file is editable with a simple text editor.

Application:Autodesk 3D Studio MAX
Category:Data files
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Autodesk 3D Studio Scene in ASCII related extensions:

  • hdg Warrior Tool Heading Data
  • quiz Articulate QuizMaker 13 Data
  • bm3 Sony Ericsson PC Suite Backup
  • aud GeneMapper Audit Records Data
  • whv VS Vaccination Simulator Session Data
  • brt Bryce Texture Data

.asc - SOBEK RTC Communication Data

The ASC data files are related to SOBEK. The ASC file is a SOBEK RTC Communication Data. SOBEK is a modelling suite for flood forecasting, optimization of drainage systems, control of irrigation systems, sewer overflow design, river morphology, salt intrusion and surface water quality.

Category:Data files
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SOBEK RTC Communication Data related extensions:

  • dbg SOBEK Debug Data
  • dem SOBEK Digital Elevation Map Data
  • fnm SOBEK Filenames Data
  • his SOBEK History Data
  • msg SOBEK Communications Data
  • rks SOBEK Rainfall Series Data

.asc - Neuroscan 3D ASCII Data

The ASC data files are related to Neuroscan Curry. The ASC file is a Neuroscan 3D ASCII Data. Compumedics Neuroscan is a leading developer of research software for neurophysiology, neuroimaging, and neurodiagnostic systems.

Application:Neuroscan Curry
Category:Data files
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Neuroscan 3D ASCII Data related extensions:

  • shd Windows Shadow Header
  • lvix Lightworks Index File
  • tax TaxExpert Database
  • glf GameExchange2 Light Data
  • cro AquaCrop Crop Data
  • l2l IBM Voice Type Languages Addword Data

.asc - Shimadzu LabSolutions ASCII Spectral Data

The ASC data files are related to LabSolutions IR. The ASC file is a Shimadzu LabSolutions ASCII Spectral Data. LabSolutions IR is a file based FTIR control and analysis software developed by Shimadzu.

Application:LabSolutions IR
Category:Data files
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Shimadzu LabSolutions ASCII Spectral Data related extensions:

  • wxp Redatam ASCII Dictionary Data
  • jch CelLab Population History Log
  • tab WAsP Observed Wind Climate Data
  • trz Norton Antivirus Rapid Release Definition Update
  • pof Altera Programmer Object File
  • an_ Compressed Windows Animated Cursor

.asc - Adobe ActionScript Communication Script

The ASC development files are related to Adobe Flash Professional. The ASC file is an Adobe ActionScript Communication Script. ActionScript is the programming language of the Flash Player runtime.

Application:Adobe Flash Professional
Category:Development files
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Adobe ActionScript Communication Script related extensions:

  • vpc ViziGen Project Configuration
  • oxr OPRO XML Report
  • xsw Milnta APL Transfer Function Data
  • baz Zebra Printer Basic Source Code
  • dpj Java Source Code Dependency Data
  • cobol Micro Focus COBOL Source Code

.asc - Apophysis Script

The ASC data files are related to Apophysis. The ASC file is an Apophysis Script. Apophysis is a windows application made in delphi for creating, editing and rendering fractal flames.

Category:Data files
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Apophysis Script related extensions:

  • ugr Apophysis Gradient File

.asc - Atlantis Word Processor Spellchecker Data

The ASC data files are related to Atlantis Word Processor. The ASC file is an Atlantis Word Processor Spellchecker Data. Atlantis Word Processor is a stand-alone word processor for Microsoft Windows developed by Rising Sun Solutions, Inc.

Application:Atlantis Word Processor
Category:Data files
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Atlantis Word Processor Spellchecker Data related extensions:

  • enr EnRoute v2 Toolpath Data
  • acrs Adobe Authorware Internal Data
  • dgscript DigiGuide Script
  • ftx Fielded Text Metafile
  • ndl Lotus Notes Data Link
  • spf StruCAD 3D Model

.asc - LTspice Circuit Schematic Data

The ASC data files are related to LTspice. The ASC file is an LTspice Circuit Schematic Data. LTspice is freeware computer software implementing a SPICE simulator of electronic circuits, produced by semiconductor manufacturer Linear Technology.

Category:Data files
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LTspice Circuit Schematic Data related extensions:

  • asy LTspice Symbols Data
  • bjt LTspice Bipolar Design
  • sp LTspice Netlist Data

.asc - Atari Jaguar Sound Patch

The ASC data files are related to Atari Jaguar. The ASC file is an Atari Jaguar Sound Patch. The Atari Jaguar is a 64-bit home video game console that was developed by Atari Corporation, originally released in November 1993. The Atari Jaguar seems to be no longer supported.

Application:Atari Jaguar
Category:Data files
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Atari Jaguar Sound Patch related extensions:

  • arlold AOL Organizer Backup Data
  • lidata LiDAR360 Data
  • sk Safari History Index
  • baw BrainLED AlfaWave Session
  • ibw IGOR Pro Binary Wave File
  • rsdf RapidShare Downloader Format File

.txt - Plain Text Document

The TXT document files are related to Notepad. The TXT file is a Plain Text Document. Plain text is textual material, usually in a disk file, that is (largely) unformatted.

Category:Document files
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Aliases:asc, ascii, note, notes, now, plain, text, wtx

Plain Text Document related extensions:

  • aev Notepad++ Data
  • ames NASA Ames Data Exchange
  • android Android Related Readme
  • apt Nimbus 7 SAMS APRIORI Data
  • bad Microsoft Exchange Non-Delivery Report Message
  • bbs BBS Directory List

Be careful.

It is important to understand that the .asc file extension is not limited to a particular set of applications. Other programs besides the intended ones can also use the .asc extension to create files. This includes potentially harmful programs or malware that may generate .asc files for various purposes. Be especially cautious with .asc files coming from untrusted or unknown sources.

Can't open a .asc file?

When you double-click a file to open it, Windows examines the filename extension. If Windows recognizes the filename extension, it opens the file in the program that is associated with that filename extension. When Windows does not recognize an extension, you receive the following message:

Select an app to open this .asc file

To set the .asc file association in Windows 11, you can follow these steps

  1. Open the Settings app by clicking on the Start menu and selecting the gear icon.
  2. In the Settings app, click on System and then select Apps from the left-hand side menu.
  3. Scroll down and click on the Default apps option.
  4. Under the Default apps section, you will find various categories such as Email, Web browser, and Music player.
  5. Locate the category that matches the file type you want to associate, such as Photos for image files or Video player for video files.
  6. Click on the current default app listed under the category. A list of available apps will appear.
  7. Choose the app you want to set as the default for that file type. If the desired app is not listed, click on More apps to see additional options or click on Look for an app in the Microsoft Store to search for apps in the Store.
  8. After selecting the app, it will become the default choice for opening files of that type.

It's worth mentioning that you don't always need to set .asc file association. Many applications can open .asc files without requiring any specific file association to be set.

The .asc file extension is often given incorrectly

Based on searches conducted on our site in the past year, we have compiled a list of the most common misspellings. These frequent misspellings can cause confusion and hinder search accuracy. Our goal in providing this list is to help users find the right information more easily and enhance their overall search experience on our website.

These misspellings were the most common in the past year:

ac, acc, acs, aec, aqc, as, asd, asf, ass, asv, asx, awc, axc, qsc, sac

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

There is a possibility that the .asc filename extension is misspelled. To assist users in identifying potential errors, we provide a list of similar file extensions in our database.

Filename extensions similar to .asc:

Operating systems

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Windows XP/Vista, Windows 7/8/10, Windows 11, CentOS, Debian GNU/Linux, Ubuntu Linux, FreeBSD, macOS, Mac OS X, iOS, Android

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