opening ashx files

Gigabyte / Nvdaacpi
July 2, 2010 at 06:11:56
Specs: Windows 7 Professional, 3.0 / 3gig
I've got a couple of files I need to open that
have the suffix .ashx. According to Microsoft
it doesn't know what they are, but it seems
that they are actually a Microsoft developed
file that needs something to do with .net
framework and that they should open in a
browser, which they don't - ie just goes back
to asking to do I want to open or save and it
does nothing. I've tried opening on a Win7 and
an XP machine, still no joy. Any suggestions
please

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#1
July 2, 2010 at 07:43:17
You can't open these files unless you have the .ASP file that uses them. If you have to open the file then use Note Pad but it will look like Greek to you because it is not a human readable file. It is used by an ASP app and you can only read it with the app it was designed for.

http://pcsupport.about.com/od/filee...


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#2
July 2, 2010 at 08:02:45
Thanks for reply. The files in question are available from the Department for Education & they are simple download links (lists of schools applying for academy status) & there's no indication on the website that they are anything unusual, you just get a box saying 'open' or 'save', neither of which achieve much - unless it's a ploy by the government so we can't read them??

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#3
July 2, 2010 at 08:22:51
John, You may find a ashx file converter/reader at one of the many links at the search link below.

http://www.google.ca/#hl=en&source=...

Tufenuf


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#4
July 2, 2010 at 10:08:47
Thanks for reply. I'd already had a look at converters, but if you
go through the first 10 or so, (after which I gave up) they are
either torrent downloads for goodness knows what, or sites
saying things like "to convert simply open with the program and
save in another format" - or similar. Hmmm.

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#5
July 2, 2010 at 10:48:04
Problem solved (by my younger son!). The files can be opened
as long as you are running a webserver on your system - which
he is. It is part of Microsoft's asp.net.

Also, the files were saved to the website as pdf so if you right-
click and change the suffix to pdf then they are saved as that,
but this will only work if you know they are pdf files in the first
place. And this is part of 'Open Government'.

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