What is a .ASX File And How To Open It – Microsoft (Easy Guide)

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Introduction

While downloading files, you might have downloaded a file with the .asx extension. Perhaps you know what the file is, but you simply don’t know how to open it. In this article we will explain what .asx file extension is, how to open it and how to work with it.

What is a .ASX file?

The file extension .ASX is from Microsoft ASF Redirector File.The creator of this file extension is Microsoft. The file has the text format, and it is a video related file.

What to know

There are currently 5 software that can open the .asx file on 3 platforms.

How to open a .ASX file?

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

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

Below you can see a visual guide on how to open the .asx file on Windows in 4 easy steps.

1. The first step is to download the VideoLAN VLC media player software. This software will be used for opening the file. You can also use Microsoft Windows Media Player, Nullsoft Winamp, Ventis Media MediaMonkey, Gretech GOM Player and VideoLAN VLC media player software.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .ASX 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: 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 VideoLAN VLC media player 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 .ASX file on Mac

The .asx file can be opened in 4 steps on Mac.

1. In the first step you need to download the VideoLAN VLC media player software. You will be using this software in order to open the file. Other software that can be used in opening this file is: VideoLAN VLC media player.

Step 2

Step 2: Finding your .ASX file

2. In the second step you need to locate 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: Clicking “Open with”

3. In the third step, after locating your file, right click on it and click “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 VideoLAN VLC media player software you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Mac.

How to open a .ASX file on Linux

We have written below an easy-to-understand guide on how to open the .asx file on Linux in 4 easy steps.

1. In the first step you need to download the VideoLAN VLC media player software. You will be using this software in order to open the file. You can also use VideoLAN VLC media player software.

Step 2

Step 2: Locate the .ASX file

2. In the second step you need to locate 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: Hover over the “Open with” button

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

Step 4

Step 4: Open the file choosing the software

4. In the fourth step, after clicking “Open with”, you should see the VideoLAN VLC media player software that 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 .ASX file?

If you cannot open the .ASX file, it is entirely possible that you are trying to open the wrong file. There are many similar file extensions that look like the .ASX file.asx – Alpha Software. 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 .ASX file with the VideoLAN VLC media player, Microsoft Windows Media Player, Nullsoft Winamp, Ventis Media MediaMonkey, Gretech GOM Player programs on Windows, VideoLAN VLC media player program on Mac and VideoLAN VLC media player software on Linux.