how to open a .aspx file?

Posted on 2009-04-25
Last Modified: 2012-05-06
Windows tries to open it with notepad and all it is a bunch of garbled letters and numbers, etc.
The file is safe..............I told the sender the results and a copy of what it looked like on my end and they said sorry, they do know another way to send it.
how can I open it?

(I put this in misc. because the first thing I think of about my questions is FILES and extensions. I look at the menu choices and have no idea where to go. I did look in Internet and saw e-mail clients and then went back to misc.

IS there a page on EE that list EVERY category within EVERY category we can choose from so I can make a complete list of every category and sub category etc. learn where to go?)

My question may also need to go to Microsoft. Unbelieveable % of the files I try to open Windows can not do it.
Question by:nickg5
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    by:☠ MASQ ☠
    aspx files should open in any web browser try opening your internet browser and then using the address on your computer for the aspx file to get it to display.
    Or right-click "Open With" and choose your web browser
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    by:☠ MASQ ☠
    As far as where to post the question goes - for something like this you could start by looking at the file extension is for the file you want to open (this is as good as any: and then posting in the area that is most appropriate for that.

    A question on, "How do I open a .xyz file?", is so broad I think you are absolutely correct in posting it in Misc.

    If you want to look at all the areas available to choose from then the expandable tree is here:
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    right click  >  "open with" in not an option.
    putting the file in the browser box gets me this: Internet Explorer cannot display the webpage

    and I'm getting that alot now that I have IE 8.0.

    the attatchment looks like something is missing
    it says get-attac...aspx (321 KB) I know the person but I have no idea what the photo is. It could be something private for all I know and intended for my sister or myself not sure.
    When I copy the short cut and into a browser search box it changes it to "java script:"

    and I'm not 100% sure I understand what you mean here? The box where I can remove a website and type in another? that gets me no where with either copy or copy shortcut.
    and then using the address on your computer for the aspx file to get it to display.
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    150 points goes for the above help.

    350 left for a solution to the file issue

    and 0 to MSFT for Windows not being designed to open every possible file extension, Gates wants a total monopoly doesn't he? why is he settling for 92%.
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    If your web browser opens this OK then we're dealing with a file mis-labelled  as ".aspx"

    I think there's a problem at the sender's end

    You say they are trying to send a photo - .aspx is certainly NOT the format for this.
    Get them to view the picture on their PC and then find out what picture format it is (either it is online - in which case often the quickest thing to do is try right-click, properties over the image, or it is on their PC in which case it means navigating to the icon for the file and doing the same.  This way you'll get the file extension for the image file (.jpg, .gif, .png etc, etc...)  Then the tricky bit will be talking them through how to attach it correctly...
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    my browser opened it quuuuick.
    Let me send the rest of the above to the sender of the photograph.

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