ASP stands for Active Server Page and is similar to HTML file formats. This file format is usually associated with web based applications that are provided by IIS (Internet Information Server). ASP is a programming language used to create web pages. It was developed by Microsoft.
An ASP is page generated by server that implies that Web Server processes the source code written in .ASP file format and then the Web server develops a HTML page that is displayed to the user who is visiting the website. The user viewing the website is not able to see the ASP code and only sees the resulting HTML. .ASP files can be opened using any web browser.
Below you will find an index of software programs that can be used to open ASP files divided into 4 categories according to system platform supported. Files with ASP extension, just like any other file formats, can be found on any operating system. The files in question may be transferred to other devices, be it mobile or stationary, yet not all systems may be capable of properly handling such files.
Being unable to open files with ASP extension can be have various origins. What is important, all common issues related to files with ASP extension can be resolved by the users themselves. The process is quick and doesn’t involve an IT expert. The following is a list of guidelines that will help you identify and solve file-related problems.
Problems with opening and working with ASP files are most probably having to do with no proper software compatible with ASP files being present on your machine. This one is an easy one. Select Web browser or one of the recommended programs (for example, Text editor, Adobe Fireworks, Microsoft Visual Studio) and download it from appropriate source and install on your system. The full list of programs grouped by operating systems can be found above. The safest method of downloading Web browser installed is by going to developer’s website () and downloading the software using provided links.
If you already have Web browser installed on your systems and ASP files are still not opened properly, check if you have the latest version of the software. Software developers may implement support for more modern file formats in updated versions of their products. The reason that Web browser cannot handle files with ASP may be that the software is outdated. The most recent version of Web browser is backward compatible and can handle file formats supported by older versions of the software.
If the issue has not been solved in the previous step, you should associate ASP files with latest version of Web browser you have installed on your device. The next step should pose no problems. The procedure is straightforward and largely system-independent
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Selecting the first-choice application in Mac OS
If you followed the instructions form the previous steps yet the issue is still not solved, you should verify the ASP file in question. Being unable to access the file can be related to various issues.
If the ASP is indeed infected, it is possible that the malware is blocking it from opening. Immediately scan the file using an antivirus tool or scan the whole system to ensure the whole system is safe. ASP file is infected with malware? Follow the steps suggested by your antivirus software.
If the ASP file was sent to you by someone else, ask this person to resend the file to you. During the copy process of the file errors may occurred rendering the file incomplete or corrupted. This could be the source of encountered problems with the file. If the ASP file has been downloaded from the internet only partially, try to redownload it.
Sometimes in order to access files user need to have administrative privileges. Log out of your current account and log in to an account with sufficient access privileges. Then open the Active Server Page file.
If the system is under havy load, it may not be able to handle the program that you use to open files with ASP extension. In this case close the other applications.
Latest versions of programs and drivers may help you solve problems with Active Server Page files and ensure security of your device and operating system. It is possible that one of the available system or driver updates may solve the problems with ASP files affecting older versions of given software.
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