ASHX File Extension

ASHX file icon
ASP.NET Web Handler Format
  • Developer
    Microsoft
  • Popularity
    3.1 (6 votes)

What is ASHX file?

The ASHX format is used by the files of the ASP.NET Web Handler program. ASHX file is actually a webpage, which as a part, and is being processed by a server of the previously mentioned program.

Additional information on ASHX files

Commands within an ASHX file are written in the C# programming language. The volume of code written within such files is often relatively small.

ASHX files may appear randomly, while attempting to download a file from a website. It occurs as a result of a situation, in which a function within ASHX refers to a given file, in order to pass it to a browser, in order to download it, but does not perform this action in a proper way, adding the ASHX extension instead of the extension of the target file. Therefore, it often happens, that it possible download a PDF file, or a file with music or image.

How to open file downloaded in such way?

You may use a certain trick, in order to display content of such file, downloaded improperly. If this was a PDF document, simply change the extension of the downloaded file, form ASXH into PDF, and try to open it with any application for PDF browsing. Use the same method in case of other types of files – changing the extension into the proper one. Next, try to open such files with program that supports the given format you have just applied.

Programs that support ASHX file

We hope we helped you solve the problem with the ASHX file. If you do not know where you can download the application from our list, click on the link (which is the name of the program) - you will find more information there on the location where to download the secure setup version of the required application.

What else may cause problems?

There can be more reasons which determine that you are not able to open the ASHX file (apart from the lack of the proper application installed).

First - the ASHX file may be incorrectly associated with the application installed to support it. In this case, you need to change this association by yourself. To do this, right-click on the ASHX file that you want to edit, click "Open with" and then select the program from the list that you have installed. After this operation, the problems with opening the ASHX file should be solved.

Second - the file you want to open can simply be damaged. Then, the best solution is to find a new version of given file, or download it again from the same source as before (maybe for some reason in the previous session the download of the ASHX file has not been completed and it cannot be opened properly).

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