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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
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ASCII Armored GPG/PGP File related extensions:
GEUS Document
FreeCAD Document Backup
Boundary Representation File
FreeCAD Standard Document
Luxology Modo 3D Scene
Luratech Portable Document

.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
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Autodesk 3D Studio Scene in ASCII related extensions:
Autodesk AutoCAD DWGLOG Log
Autodesk AutoFlix Animation Data
Autodesk Land Desktop Label Style
Autodesk Cleaner XL Job
Lightscape Binary Data
Lightscape ASCII Data

.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
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asc, ascii, note, notes, now, text
Plain Text Document related extensions:
NASA Ames Data Exchange
Android Related Readme
Nimbus 7 SAMS APRIORI Data
Microsoft Exchange Non-Delivery Report Message
BBS Directory List
Microsoft Exchange Non-Delivery Report Bad Mail Pointer

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.

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?

Similar file extensions in our database:

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ZBrush Script
Microsoft Dynamics AX Configuration
Adobe Photoshop Selective Color
MATLAB AutoSave File
Single Assignment C Code

Operating systems

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

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