Opening ASHX files

Did your computer fail to open an ASHX file? We explain what ASHX files are and recommend software that we know can open or convert your ASHX files.

What is an ASHX file?

The .ashx file extension is most commonly used by the ASP.NET HTTP handler that was created by Microsoft. Files that contain the .ashx extension are web pages that are processed by an ASP.NET handler.

When a visitor accesses this type of web page, the handler references another page that produces a specified code. The code is then sent to the visitor's Internet browser. The files that contain the .ashx file extension are very similar in nature to ASPX files.

ASHX files are a common way of implementing an http handler without the need for pre-compiling of the handler code within your files.

Try a universal file viewer

In addition to the products listed above, I would suggest that you try a universal file viewer like Free File Viewer. It can open over 200 different types of files - and very likely yours too! Download Free File Viewer.

By Prof. Jones (The File Expert)

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