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AST2 File Extension

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What is AST2 file?

AST2 filename suffix is mostly used for Astrotite files. Astrotite specification was created by Fantiusen Software. Files with AST2 extension may be used by programs distributed for Windows platform. AST2 file belongs to the Misc Files category just like 6033 other filename extensions listed in our database. Astrotite is by far the most used program for working with AST2 files. Software named Astrotite was created by Fantiusen Software. In order to find more detailed information on the software and AST2 files, check the developer’s official website.

Programs which support AST2 file extension

Programs that can handle AST2 files are as follows. Files with AST2 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.

Programs that support AST2 file

Windows Windows

How to open file with AST2 extension?

There can be multiple causes why you have problems with opening AST2 files on given system. On the bright side, the most encountered issues pertaining to Astrotite files aren’t complex. In most cases they can be addressed swiftly and effectively without assistance from a specialist. The list below will guide you through the process of addressing the encountered problem.

Step 1. Download and install Astrotite

Install software to open AST2 file Problems with opening and working with AST2 files are most probably having to do with no proper software compatible with AST2 files being present on your machine. To address this issue, go to the Astrotite developer website, download the tool, and install it. It is that easy Above you will find a complete listing of programs that support AST2 files, classified according to system platforms for which they are available. If you want to download Astrotite installer in the most secured manner, we suggest you visit Fantiusen Software website and download from their official repositories.

Step 2. Check the version of Astrotite and update if needed

Update software that support file extension AST2If the problems with opening AST2 files still occur even after installing Astrotite, it is possible that you have an outdated version of the software. Check the developer’s website whether a newer version of Astrotite is available. Software developers may implement support for more modern file formats in updated versions of their products. This can be one of the causes why AST2 files are not compatible with Astrotite. All of the file formats that were handled just fine by the previous versions of given program should be also possible to open using Astrotite.

Step 3. Associate Astrotite files with Astrotite

If you have the latest version of Astrotite installed and the problem persists, select it as the default program to be used to manage AST2 on your device. The process of associating file formats with default application may differ in details depending on platform, but the basic procedure is very similar.

Associate software with AST2 file on Windows

Change the default application in Windows

  • Right-click the AST2 file and choose Open with option
  • Click Choose another app and then select More apps option
  • Finally select Look for another app on this PC, point to the folder where Astrotite is installed, check the Always use this app to open AST2 files box and conform your selection by clicking OK button
Associate software with AST2 file on Mac

Change the default application in Mac OS

  • By clicking right mouse button on the selected AST2 file open the file menu and choose Information
  • Proceed to the Open with section. If its closed, click the title to access available options
  • Select Astrotite and click Change for all...
  • If you followed the previous steps a message should appear: This change will be applied to all files with AST2 extension. Next, click the Continue button to finalize the process.

Step 4. Verify that the AST2 is not faulty

Should the problem still occur after following steps 1-3, check if the AST2 file is valid. Being unable to access the file can be related to various issues.

Check AST2 file for viruses
1. The AST2 may be infected with malware – make sure to scan it with an antivirus tool.

If the file is infected, the malware that resides in the AST2 file hinders attempts to open it. Immediately scan the file using an antivirus tool or scan the whole system to ensure the whole system is safe. If the scanner detected that the AST2 file is unsafe, proceed as instructed by the antivirus program to neutralize the threat.

2. Check whether the file is corrupted or damaged

Did you receive the AST2 file in question from a different person? Ask him/her to send it one more time. The file might have been copied erroneously and the data lost integrity, which precludes from accessing the file. It could happen the the download process of file with AST2 extension was interrupted and the file data is defective. Download the file again from the same source.

3. Check if the user that you are logged as has administrative privileges.

Sometimes in order to access files user need to have administrative privileges. Switch to an account that has required privileges and try opening the Astrotite file again.

4. Verify that your device fulfills the requirements to be able to open Astrotite

The operating systems may note enough free resources to run the application that support AST2 files. Close all running programs and try opening the AST2 file.

5. Verify that your operating system and drivers are up to date

Up-to-date system and drivers not only makes your computer more secure, but also may solve problems with Astrotite file. Outdated drivers or software may have caused the inability to use a peripheral device needed to handle AST2 files.

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