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File Extension ASC

Files with the file extension ASC are associated with multiple programs and applications and various file types. The programs and applications include Adobe CS6, AutoDesk, ASCII, and Atari. ASC files contain data and information related to the program that created the file.

If the file extension ASC is related to Adobe CS6, it is a developer file type created with ActionScript, which is part of Adobe Flash Professional CS6. This type of ASC file contains code and other elements that are used to create components which are necessary for running Flash applications. The code controls application events, such as server communications, video streaming, and other events which assist with the function of Flash-based applications.

If the ASC file is related to AutoDesk, it is a text file type that contains data and geometric shapes for use with a Computer Aided Design (CAD) program. AutoDesk is a Computer Aided Design development platform which allows you to create product designs for a variety of different industries.

ASC files that are associated with Text Editor are files which are stored in a plain text ASCII format. This type of ASC file can be created using virtually any text editing program such as Notepad for Windows or Apple TextMate.

Atari ASC files are a various file type that is used with the Atari Jaguar program. This type of ASC file is a sound patch file that contains audio data for operating background music, character and object sounds, and other activity associated with Atari games. Atari Jaguar is a gaming console created in the early 1990s for the purpose of running video games produced by Atari.

How to Open ASC Files

Since ASC files are associated with multiple programs and applications, double click on the file to see if it will automatically open in a default program you have installed on your PC. ASC files can consist of different file types, so you may already have a program which will open the file.

If the ASC files are created with Adobe CS6 and you use Windows or Mac OS X, you can open the files with Adobe Flash Professional CS6, which is available in a free trial version on the Adobe website. If you are a developer and want to view the contents of the ASC file, you can open the file using any text editing program such as Notepad or WordPad for Windows, Apple TextEdit for Mac, or gEdit and Nano Editor for Linux.

ASC files that are related to AutoDesk can be opened using any text editing program. If you use Windows, you can open ASC files with WordPad, Notepad, Open Office Writer, or Lotus WordPro. For Mac OS X, you can open ASC files using Apple TextEdit, TextMate, Apple Pages, or Microsoft Word. You can also open ASC files on the Linux operating system using AbiWord, gEdit, OpenOffice Writer, or Vim.

If the ASC files are created with Text Editor, you can use virtually any text editing program as described above.

Atari Jaguar ASC files can be opened using the Jaguar console or you can choose to convert the files to another audio format using any file conversion program. There are a variety of file conversion programs available as a free download on websites such as CNET and Softpedia which will convert ASC files for you.

You can also use an online resource such as Zamzar which will perform free file conversion for you. Simply log onto the website, browse for the ASC file, choose a new format, enter your email address, and click on Convert. Within minutes you will receive the newly converted file in your email inbox.