ASR is a file extension commonly associated with ActionScript Remote Document files. Adobe Systems defined the ActionScript Remote Document format standard. ASR file format is compatible with software that can be installed on Mac OS, Windows system platform. ASR file format, along with 303 other file formats, belongs to the Web Files category. Users are advised to use Adobe Contribute software for managing ASR files, although 4 other programs can also handle this type of file. Software named Adobe Contribute was created by Adobe Systems Incorporated. In order to find more detailed information on the software and ASR files, check the developer’s official website.
Below you will find an index of software programs that can be used to open ASR files divided into 2 categories according to system platform supported. Files with ASR 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 ASR extension can be have various origins. Fortunately, most common problems with ASR files can be solved without in-depth IT knowledge, and most importantly, in a matter of minutes. The following is a list of guidelines that will help you identify and solve file-related problems.
Problems with opening and working with ASR files are most probably having to do with no proper software compatible with ASR files being present on your machine. The most obvious solution is to download and install Adobe Contribute or one to the listed programs: Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Creative Suite, Adobe Creative Cloud. Above you will find a complete listing of programs that support ASR files, classified according to system platforms for which they are available. The safest method of downloading Adobe Contribute installed is by going to developer’s website (Adobe Systems Incorporated) and downloading the software using provided links.
If you already have Adobe Contribute installed on your systems and ASR files are still not opened properly, check if you have the latest version of the software. It may also happen that software creators by updating their applications add compatibility with other, newer file formats. If you have an older version of Adobe Contribute installed, it may not support ASR format. The latest version of Adobe Contribute should support all file formats that where compatible with older versions of the software.
After installing Adobe Contribute (the most recent version) make sure that it is set as the default application to open ASR files. The method is quite simple and varies little across operating systems.
The procedure to change the default program in Windows
The procedure to change the default program in Mac OS
Should the problem still occur after following steps 1-3, check if the ASR file is valid. It is probable that the file is corrupted and thus cannot be accessed.
If the file is infected, the malware that resides in the ASR file hinders attempts to open it. Scan the ASR file as well as your computer for malware or viruses. If the scanner detected that the ASR file is unsafe, proceed as instructed by the antivirus program to neutralize the threat.
Did you receive the ASR file in question from a different person? Ask him/her to send it one more time. 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. When downloading the file with ASR extension from the internet an error may occurred resulting in incomplete file. Try downloading the file again.
Sometimes in order to access files user need to have administrative privileges. Switch to an account that has required privileges and try opening the ActionScript Remote Document file again.
If the system is under havy load, it may not be able to handle the program that you use to open files with ASR extension. In this case close the other applications.
Regularly updated system, drivers, and programs keep your computer secure. This may also prevent problems with ActionScript Remote Document files. It may be the case that the ASR files work properly with updated software that addresses some system bugs.
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