Filename Extensions
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Details of extension .asc

Below, you can find answers to the following questions:

  • What is the .asc file?
  • Which program can create the .asc file?
  • Where can you find a description of the .asc format?
  • What can convert .asc files to a different format?
  • Which MIME-type is associated with the .asc extension?

2 extension(s) and 1 alias(es) in our database

ASCII Armored GPG/PGP File .asc file icon

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.
Detailed description not available
Category: Document files
Application: GPG
Program name: -
Mime-type: application/x-pgp
Magic bytes (HEX): -
Magic string (ASCII): -
Related extensions:
GPG/PGP Signature
Autodesk 3D Studio Scene in ASCII .asc file icon

Autodesk 3D Studio Scene in ASCII

ASC is a storage of 3D scene information for use by rendering applications. ASC file is editable with a simple text editor.
Detailed description not available
Category: Data files
Application: Autodesk 3D Studio MAX
Program name: -
Mime-type: text/plain
Magic bytes (HEX): -
Magic string (ASCII): -
Related extensions:
Lightwave Object
Autodesk 3D Studio Scene
O2C 3D Model
Autodesk Maya 3D Scene Data
Autodesk Maya 3D Project
NVSG SDK Scene Graph
Autodesk Maya 3D Binary Scene
SketchUp Document
RealFlow Project
Plain Text File .txt file icon

Plain Text File

TXT file is a plain text. Plain text is textual material, usually in a disk file, that is (largely) unformatted.
Category: Document files
Application: Notepad
Program name: notepad.exe
Mime-type: text/plain
Magic bytes (HEX): -
Magic string (ASCII): -
asc, ascii, note, notes, text
Related extensions:
ANSI Art Text
Archive Description
General History File
General Log
Rich Text Format Document
OpenDocument Text
NFO File
Uuencoded Data
Microsoft Reader E-Book Document

Other types of files may also use the .asc file extension. If you have helpful information about .asc extension, write to us!

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

We found the following similar extensions in our database:

Advanced SubStation Alpha Subtitle
Microsoft Word AutoRecovery File
Alphacam Stone Drawing
Ableton Warp Analysis File
Emulex AWC Firmware Update
Altamira Composer Image
RFM Molecule Cross-Section Data
MakeMusic Finale Auto-save File
Microsoft Dynamics AX Configuration

The .asc filename extension is often given incorrectly!

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

asd (27), xsc (18), ass (11), asx (10), awc (8), acc (8), acs (8), asv (6), aec (6), axc (6), as (5), wsc (4), sac (4), sc (3), asf (3)

Can't open a .asc file?

If you want to open a .asc file on your computer, you just need to have the appropriate program installed. If the .asc association isn't set correctly, you may receive the following error message:

Windows can't open this file:

File: example.asc

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 from a list of programs that are installed on your computer.

To change file associations:

  • Right-click a file with the extension whose association you want to change, and then click Open With.
  • In the Open With dialog box, click the program whith which you want the file to open, or click Browse to locate the program that you want.
  • Select the Always use the selected program to open this kind of file check box.

Supported operating systems

Windows Server 2003/2008/2012, Windows 7, Windows 8, Linux, FreeBSD, NetBSD, OpenBSD, Mac OS X, iOS, Android

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