How to open ASCII files
Did your computer fail to open an ASCII file? We explain what ASCII files are and recommend software that we know can open or convert your ASCII files.
What is an ASCII file?
The ASCII file extension indicates to your device which app can open the file. However, different programs may use the ASCII file type for different types of data.
While we do not yet describe the ASCII file format and its common uses, we do know which programs are known to open these files, as we receive dozens of suggestions from users like yourself every day about specific file types and which programs they use to open them.
We are continually working on adding more file type descriptions to the site, so if you have information about ASCII files that you think will help others, please use the Update Info link below to submit it to us - we'd love to hear from you!
Various ASCII openers
These apps are known to open certain types of ASCII files. Since many different programs may use ASCII files for different purposes, you may need to try a few of the apps to open your specific ASCII file.