ASC File - opening and understanding

Did your computer fail to open an ASC file? We explain what they are used for and recommend software that we know can open or otherwise handle your .ASC files.

What is an ASC file?

Files that contain the .asc file extension are script files that have been written in the ActionScript programming language. These files contain code that is used to control Flash-based applications.

The code that is stored in the ASC files is executed by the Flash Media Server and can control a variety of events, such as how the server accesses resources, streams multimedia content to a user and loads Flash applications. The ASC files can be created by the Adobe Media Encoder or Adobe Flash Media Live Encoder.

The .asc file suffix is also commonly associated with ASCII files. These files contain text-based files that hold non-delimited ASCII files with row delimiters.

How to open ASC files

You will need a program compatible with the specific file you are trying to open, as different programs may use files with file extension ASC for different purposes.

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested 10 different ASC openers which you will find listed below.

Suggest another file format using extension ASC

While we know of one file format using the .ASC file extension, there may be more. It is widespread that different programs use files with the same file extension for very different types of data. Please let us know if you are aware of a different kind of .ASC file.

Various viewers for this file format

These apps are known to open certain types of ASC files. Remember, different programs may use ASC files for different purposes, so you may need to try out a few of them to be able to open your specific file.

Adobe FlashAdobe FlashUser submitted
Macromedia FlashMacromedia FlashUser submitted
PGP DesktopPGP DesktopUser submitted
Sage AccountingSage AccountingUser submitted
Stuffit ExpanderStuffit ExpanderUser submitted
Sage Simply AccountingSage Simply AccountingUser submitted
PowerArchiverPowerArchiverUser submitted
Simply Accounting by SageSimply Accounting by SageUser submitted
Symantec Encryption DesktopSymantec Encryption DesktopUser submitted
Any Video Converter ProfessionalAny Video Converter ProfessionalUser submitted
We have not verified any software that we know for certain will work with ASC-files on Mac. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!
We have not verified any web services that we know for certain will work with ASC-files. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!