Moreover, if you have any tabular data, such data files are in .csv format, and if you have any compressed file it will be in .zip format, lastly, any file developed in .net language is in ASPX format, etc. Some of these files can open easily and some of them need to be converted into another format for accessing them and ASPX format file is one of them. The files which are in ASPX format cannot be opened directly in Windows and they need to be first converted into PDF format.
Microsoft’s ASP.NET framework . Microsoft’s website and some other websites have an ASPX file extension instead of other extensions like .html and .php. ASPX files are generated by a web server and contain scripts and source codes that help communicate to a browser how a web page should be opened and displayed.
How to Open Any ASPX File in Windows 10
There are many ways to open the .ASPX file and some of them are given below:
Method 1: Rename the file ASPX file
If you try to open the .aspx file extension but found out that Windows is unable to open this file extension, then one simple trick can allow you to open this type of file. Just rename the extension of the file from .aspx to .pdf and voila! Now the file will open in PDF reader without any issues as PDF file format is supported by Windows.
To rename file from .aspx extension to .pdf follow the below steps:
1.To rename any file, first of all, make sure that your computer settings are set up in such a way that you can view the extension of any file. So, for that follow the below steps:
a.Open the Run dialog box by pressing Windows key + R.
b.Type the below command in Run box.
c.Click on OK or hit the enter button on your keyboard. Below dialog box will appear.
d.Switch to the View Tab.
e.Uncheck the box corresponding to Hide extensions for known file types.
f.Click on Apply button and then click on OK button.
2.As now you are able to see the extensions for all the files, right-click on your .aspx extension file.
3.Select Rename from the right-click context menu.
4.Now change the extension from .aspx to .pdf
5.You will get a warning that by changing the extension of the file, it may become unusable. Click on Yes.
6.Your file extension will change to .pdf
Now the file opens in the PDF format which is supported by Windows, so go ahead and open it. Read or see the information of the file without any issues.
Sometimes, the above method does not work as simply renaming the file can corrupt the contents of the file. In that case, you need to look for alternative methods which we have discussed below.
Method 2: Convert the file into PDF file
PDF file .
To use the web browser to view the file, you need to follow the below steps:
1.Right-click on the file has .aspx extension.
2.From the menu bar appears, click on Open with.
3.Under Open with context menu select Google Chrome.
Note: If Google Chrome does not appear then click on “Choose another app” and browse under Program file then select Google Chrome folder and finally select the Google Chrome application.
4.Click on Google Chrome and now your file can be easily opened locally in the browser.
Note: You can choose any other browser also like Microsoft Edge, Firefox, etc.
But if you want to see the aspx file on your PC, then first convert it into pdf format and then you can easily view the contents of the aspx file.
To convert the aspx file into pdf follow the below steps:
1.Open the aspx file in the Chrome browser then press Ctrl + P key to open the Print page pop-up window.
2.Now from the Destination drop-down select “Save as PDF“.
3.After choosing Save as PDF option, click on Save button marked with blue color to convert the aspx file into a pdf file.
After completing the above steps, your aspx file will convert into the pdf file and you can open it on your PC and can view its content easily.
You can also convert the aspx file to pdf file using the online converters. Converting the files can take some time but you will get a downloadable pdf file. Some of these online converters are:
- Web To PDF
To convert the aspx file into pdf using these online converters you just have to upload your aspx file and click on Convert to PDF button. Depending upon the file size, your file will be converted into PDF and you will see a download button. Click on it and your PDF file will be downloaded which you now easily open in on Windows 10.
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So, by following the above methods, you can easily open any ASPX file by converting ASPX to PDF. But if you still have any queries regarding this tutorial then don’t hesitate to ask them in the comment’s section below.