How to open and view .ASC files

When you attempt to open a .ASC file, your PC displays an error: "Windows can't open this file". This error is caused by two issues in the Windows system registry: i) the ASC file type registration is missing and ii) the host application for .ASC files isn't properly associated with its file type registration.

Recommended Solution

Check both file type registration and host application association for ASC files in the system registry. Registry errors are also the primary causes for system crashes and slowdowns. It is highly recommended that you check your registry for file related errors and any other system errors.

Detailed Instruction

Step 1: Download the free registry scan tool provided by PC TuneUp Maestro.

Step 2: Click "Start Scan" to identify all registry errors.

Step 3: Review scan results and click "Fix Items".

   

    File Size: 3.04 MB, Download time: < 1 min. on DSL/ADSL/Cable
Supports: Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7 & Windows 8 (incl. 64-bit versions)
Installer may offer AVG SafeGuard toolbar. You can skip or uninstall it.
   

7 Comments on "How to open and view .ASC files"

Jeff S on August 12, 2014 said:
Great, I can open ASC files now!
Laura C on August 22, 2014 said:
It worked. Very easy to use.
Tim D on August 29, 2014 said:
Wow, the free scan tool found lots of errors on my PC.
Louis A on September 10, 2014 said:
Finally, a .ASC fix that actually works. Thanks.
Jeff S on September 18, 2014 said:
The fix worked like a charm!
Karen on September 30, 2014 said:
I appreciate the help.
Stuart M on October 11, 2014 said:
Thanks. You just saved me from 2 hrs of frustration.
   

    File Size: 3.04 MB, Download time: < 1 min. on DSL/ADSL/Cable
Supports: Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7 & Windows 8 (incl. 64-bit versions)
Installer may offer AVG SafeGuard toolbar. You can skip or uninstall it.
   
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