ASEC file format description
Many people share .asec files without attaching instructions on how to use it. Yet it isn’t evident for everyone which program a .asec file can be edited, converted or printed with. On this page, we try to provide assistance for handling .asec files.
1 filename extension(s) found in our database.
.asec - Android Secure External Cache
The ASEC archive files are related to Android. ASEC file is an Android Secure External Cache. When we move android apps to locations outside of phone memory, they are stored in the .android_secure folder, with the .asec extension. Android most probably encrypts the application file when moving it to external storage to prevent you from copying it from one device to another, in a bid to stop piracy.
Naturally, other applications may also use the .asec file extension. Even harmful programs can create .asec files. Be especially cautious with .asec files coming from an unknown source!
Can't open a .asec 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 .asec file extension is often given incorrectly!
According to the searches on our site, these misspellings were the most common in the past year:
aec, asc, asce, ase, asef, sec
Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?
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