ASK File - opening and understanding

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

What is an ASK file?

An .ASK file is an askSam database file. .ask files are files used by the askSam application. askSam is a database desktop application that organized documents, email messages, spreadsheets, websites, addresses, and textfiles. askSam saved this information into folders where users can easily search them using the app. The search results were then exported into a spreadsheet or as a report. A Florida-based company called askSam Systems, founded in 1985, created askSam.

How to open ASK 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 ASK for different purposes.

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested 6 different ASK openers which you will find listed below.

Other file formats using extension .ASK

While askSam database is a popular type of ASK-file, we know of 2 different uses of the .ASK extension.

The ASK file extension indicates to your device which app can open the file. However, different apps may use the same file extension for different types of data. So an ASK opener may not be able to open all kinds of ASK files. In this case, look through both formats to make sure you find the best suited ASK viewer.

WinAsks Player compiled app

Through our analysis of ASK files, we know that one use of the format is WinAsks Player compiled app . We have not yet described in detail what these files contain and what they are used for, but our team is working tiredlessly through thousands of file formats. We'd love hearing from you if you have information about the format.

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested 6 different ASK openers which you will find listed below.

Various viewers for this file format

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

ALShowALShowUser submitted
ALPlayerALPlayerUser submitted
Anapod ExplorerAnapod ExplorerUser submitted
AREIL SketchAREIL SketchUser submitted
askSamaskSamUser submitted
WinAsksWinAsksUser submitted
We have not verified any software that we know for certain will work with ASK-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 ASK-files. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!