File Extension ASA

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    Active Server Configuration Format
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Have you encountered a problem with a ASA file? Don’t you know which program opens a file with this extension? You will find all the information you need about working with a ASA file here. In the further part of this page we have added a list of programs that should open your ASA file. It is enough you choose a proper application for your operating system, download and install it.


The file extension ASA is used for settings files of ASP servers or websites operated with them. The file, commonly called Global.Asa, is optional and includes additional event scripts, variables, functions, and object declarations. All ASP pages have access to the Global.Asa and can use the variables and functionalities defined there so that they do not have to be rewritten in every ASP page.

The Global.Asa file is a plain text file and can be viewed and created with any text editor. Various web page editors, such as Visual Web Developer, also generate this file automatically.

When using manually, it must be noted that the Global.Asa must be located in the root directory of the web server or the ASP application.

Programs which can open a ASA file

How to open a ASA file? Advice and guidance

Absolutely most often appearing reason that prevents you from opening the ASA file is the lack of a proper application to support it in your operating system. It is notably the first thing you need to address. When one of the programs to support a ASA file from the list is already installed, you can try to rerun the file. The system should display a message asking you to choose a primary application to support ASA files. At this point we are looking for disk space where the application was installed in and we can link it with a ASA file. Since then, our operating system will use the selected program to support all ASA files.

Other issues

Despite the described problem with ASA there may be many more problems. If the existing operations were not effective, get involved with the following matters:

- verify that the ASA file is not damaged and that it has been downloaded or copied in whole
- verify that the file has a file extension that has not been intentionally changed (for example, if it do not contain other information than its extension suggests)
- make sure again whether the ASA file type is linked in the operating system with a proper program
- make sure that the file is not infected with a virus and you have up to date software and drivers.

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