What is a .ASM File And How To Open It (Guide)

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Introduction

Have you came across a file with the .asm extension and you don’t know what it is? It is possible that you know what the file does, but you are unsure on how to open it. Don’t worry! This article explains everything about the .asm file extension, how to open and work with it on various systems.

What is a .ASM file?

The .ASM file extension is Assembly Language Source Code File. This file belongs to the text format and it is a development related file.

What to know

There are currently 6 software that can open the .asm file on 3 platforms.

How to open a .ASM file?

In this part of the article we will show you how to open the .ASM file on various operating systems.

How to open a .ASM file on Windows (7, 8, 10)

The .asm file can be opened in 4 steps on Windows.

1. In the first step you need to download the gVim software. You will be using this software in order to open the file. Other software that can be used in opening this file is: Microsoft Notepad and gVim.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .ASM file

2. The second step is locating the downloaded file. If you don’t remember where you have downloaded your file to, you should check your /download/ folder as it usually gets automatically saved there.

Step 3

Step 3: Choose “Open with”

3. In the third step, after locating your file, right click on it and click “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Choose the software and click ok

4. In the fourth step, after clicking “Open with”, you should see the gVim software that you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Windows.

How to open a .ASM file on Mac

To open the .asm file on Mac, please follow these 4 easy steps.

1. In the first step you need to download the MacVim software. This software will be used for opening the file. You can also use MacroMates TextMate and MacVim software.

Step 2

Step 2: Finding your .ASM file

2. The second step is locating the downloaded file. The file can be usually found in your /download/ folder if you don’t remember where you have downloaded it to.

Step 3

Step 3: Clicking “Open with”

3. In the third step right click on your file and choose “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Choosing the software to open your file

4. After choosing the “Open with” option, you will have an option to choose the MacVim software you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Mac.

How to open a .ASM file on Linux

To open the .asm file on Linux, please follow these 4 easy steps.

1. In the first step you need to download the GNU Emacs software. You will be using this software in order to open the file. You can also use Vim and GNU Emacs software.

Step 2

Step 2: Locate the .ASM file

2. The second step is locating the downloaded file. If you don’t remember where you have downloaded your file to, you should check your /download/ folder as it usually gets automatically saved there.

Step 3

Step 3: Hover over the “Open with” button

3. In the third step, after locating your file, right click on it and click “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Open the file choosing the software

4. After choosing the “Open with” option, you will have an option to choose the GNU Emacs software you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Linux.

Still cannot open the .ASM file?

If you cannot open the .ASM file, it is entirely possible that you are trying to open the wrong file. The .ASM file extension is similar to other file extensions such as: .asm – Microsoft, .asm – Parametric Technology, .asm – Siemens. You might be trying to open the wrong file, please recheck if you are trying to open the right file extension again.

Conclusion

In this article you have learned how to open the .ASM file with the gVim, Microsoft Notepad programs on Windows, MacVim, MacroMates TextMate programs on Mac and GNU Emacs, Vim software on Linux.