ASC file format description
Many people share .asc files without attaching instructions on how to use it. Yet it isn’t evident for everyone which program a .asc file can be edited, converted or printed with. On this page, we try to provide assistance for handling .asc files.
3 filename extension(s) found in our database.
.asc - ASCII Armored GPG/PGP File
The ASC document files are related to GPG. 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.
- Document files
- - / -
- ASCII Armored GPG/PGP File related extensions:
.asc - Autodesk 3D Studio Scene in ASCII
The ASC data files are related to Autodesk 3D Studio MAX. ASC is a storage of 3D scene information for use by rendering applications. ASC file is editable with a simple text editor.
- Autodesk 3D Studio MAX
- Data files
- - / -
- Autodesk 3D Studio Scene in ASCII related extensions:
.txt - Plain Text Document
The TXT document files are related to Notepad. TXT file is a Plain Text Document. Plain text is textual material, usually in a disk file, that is (largely) unformatted.
- Document files
- - / -
- asc, ascii, note, notes, now, text
- Plain Text Document related extensions:
Naturally, other applications may also use the .asc file extension. Even harmful programs can create .asc files. Be especially cautious with .asc files coming from an unknown source!
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 a filename extension, you receive the following message:
Windows can't open this file:
To open this file, Windows needs to know what program you want to use to open it. Windows can go online to look it up automatically, or you can manually select one from a list of programs that are installed on your computer.
To avoid this error, you need to set the file association correctly.
- Open Control Panel > Control Panel Home > Default Programs > Set Associations.
- Select a file type in the list and click Change Program.
The .asc file extension is often given incorrectly!
According to the searches on our site, these misspellings were the most common in the past year:
awc, asv, zsc, sac, axc, xsc, ac, sc, qsc, asf, as, aec, acc, wsc, asx
Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?
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