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ASF file format description

Many people share .asf files without attaching instructions on how to use it. Yet it isn’t evident for everyone which program a .asf file can be edited, converted or printed with. On this page, we try to provide assistance for handling .asf files.

1 filename extension(s) found in our database.

.asf - Advanced Systems Format Media

ASF file is an Advanced Systems Format media file. It is the file format used by Windows Media. Audio and/or Video content compressed with a wide variety of codecs can be stored in an ASF file and played back with the Windows Media Player (provided the appropriate codecs are installed), streamed with Windows Media Services or optionally packaged with Windows Media Rights Manager.

.asf file format description:
ASF format
Windows Media Player
Video files
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Advanced Systems Format Media related links:
Advanced Systems Format Media related extensions:
DVD Audio Object
Advanced Stream Redirector
Sony ATRAC3 Compressed Audio
Sun Audio File
Microsoft Video for Windows Movie
DirectShow Filter Plugin

Naturally, other applications may also use the .asf file extension. Even harmful programs can create .asf files. Be especially cautious with .asf files coming from an unknown source!

Can't open a .asf 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 .asf file extension is often given incorrectly!

According to the searches on our site, these misspellings were the most common in the past year:

qsf, acf, axf, asv, asr, ase, asc, zsf, as, wsf, afs, saf, aef, azf, awf

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

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