opening .aspx files

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by mark2288, Nov 25, 2006.

  1. mark2288 macrumors regular

    Jan 11, 2006
    Can't seem to open them. My MBP defaults and has Dreamweaver open it, but that is not working.

    Any advice?
  2. mark2288 thread starter macrumors regular

    Jan 11, 2006
  3. jpiccino macrumors newbie

    Mar 16, 2010
    The simpler solution is to change the .asdx extension with .pdf
  4. ilovemusic2 macrumors newbie

    Jul 31, 2010
    Menlo Park, CA
    None of these have worked for me

    .pdf and html and all suggestions so far on this page have not enabled me to open an .aspx file on my iMac OS 10.5.8. Any other suggestions? Thank you!
  5. mortenwf macrumors newbie

    Aug 13, 2010
    try downloading/opening through another webbrowser.
    Had the same problem on Firefox, but Safari worked.
    Good luck
  6. iggypod macrumors 6502a


    Jun 23, 2010
    Yes, open with a browser. Those are web files.
  7. ChanelCinq macrumors newbie

    Sep 23, 2011
    San Juan, Puerto Rico
    This worked for me. You literally change the .aspx to .pdf. You do this right on the file and you are not converting it.
  8. Prokoa macrumors newbie

    Oct 25, 2011
    Cant open .aspx files

    I am still having this same issue.
    Here's what I have tried.

    I tried to changed extension to .pdf = no luck.

    If using Safari, it opens up a blank page for me (using Adobe Reader)
    If using Firefox, it opens up a "code" page with some of the info that I am trying to open.
    It is just a form that I am trying to open which should populate itself with some pre-determined information.

    The only way I can get this to work is through Parallel Desktop running Windows 7.
    When I used Windows pc, I can open these forms no problem, and I really really have using windows and would not want to pay for Parallel when the trial expires...

    Any ideas?
  9. yrogerg77 macrumors newbie

    Oct 12, 2010
    I am having the exact same problems on my laptop... this is just one of many reasons why I prefer Windows over Mac. Preview (which seems to be the default for .pdf files) doesn't recognize the format at all so I can't even choose to open it with Preview. And I can't open it with my browsers either, it is either greyed out or just asks me where I want to download/save the file. It's like this computer thinks it is smarter than me telling me what programs I can and can't use to open a particular exension... what gives it the right to make those decisions for me??? DAMN YOU APPLE!!! :mad:
  10. bmcgonag macrumors 65816


    Mar 20, 2007
    .aspx are active server pages built for Internet explorer. It's not the mac. It's the fact that Microsoft intentionally creates architectures that won't play nicely with others.

    It's MS way of locking you into windows, IE, and their crappy system. Anyone who wants to argue this, is welcome to do so, but in this case it's simply the truth.

    I hate that my company insists on building company wide web based software on this architecture, but when you have computer science majors who haven't been given better training in more cross-platform friendly languages, that's what you end up with.
  11. AdrianK macrumors 68020

    Feb 19, 2011
    ASP.NET is server side (if I'm reading the wiki correctly), why would it matter what browser you're using?
  12. rhett7660, Jul 25, 2012
    Last edited: Oct 17, 2012

    rhett7660 macrumors G4


    Jan 9, 2008
    Sunny, Southern California
    You can open .aspx files in any browser. This has nothing to do with MS locking you into windows or IE.

    OP. Are you trying to view this file? Is it a file or a web url? Usually to view the file you need something that can edit .aspx/.asp files. Dreamweaver does, however it is not a true compiler for the framework.

    If you have a windows box, you can use MS Visual Web Developer (free) to look at the file as well as dreamweaver to view the file in question. However you might not see anything with out the other files that are associated with it.

    What are you trying to accomplish with this file?
  13. Richardlw macrumors newbie


    Jul 30, 2012
    I have discovered that Safari will open them as Word docs. The problem in Firefox is that IF the site actually downloads them without trying to open them, you can go to the file in the downloads file, change the .aspx to .pdf, and Preview will open it. I do that all the time with my bank statements.

    But when the site download and sends an error/fail message when trying to automatically open it, you can't correct (or change) the extension.

    I guess that is in how they are programed to download.
  14. GeoAggie macrumors newbie

    Aug 7, 2012
    Changing .aspx to .pdf

    i was able to open the .aspx files on my MBP running Mountain Lion, by just changing the extension from .aspx to .pdf

    Worked like a charm.
  15. nolagurl macrumors newbie

    Sep 19, 2012
    opening aspx files

    Read the suggestions and I'm still stuck. A new MAC user and not very computer literate to begin with. Have tried to open in Safari and no luck. Cant seem to find a "save as" function, just save.

    Tried this suggestion, "you can go to the file in the downloads file, change the .aspx to .pdf"...and don't know how to do this either.
  16. jspirit13 macrumors newbie

    Sep 19, 2012
    New York
    change .aspx to .pdf

    I had this issue with our mac users for years. In Firefox on a mac, the web page will try to download to the users computer. Save the file in Downloads folder. Goto download folder on Mac and rename the file extension of the file from .aspx to .pdf. Open with Adobe Acrobat Reader. Hope this works.
  17. frankiepdx macrumors regular


    Dec 28, 2007
    Portland OR
  18. 1oldfart macrumors newbie

    Jul 24, 2013
    Redbank Plains Bris
    Open aspx files

    I just downloaded a file, a talking book as a .zip file @ 1.05gb and it failed, so I started it again from the download page in Firefox, it worked fine, but came down as a aspx file called Directdownload.aspx and had trouble opening it with anything so I looked on Macrumors and found some answers. So I thought why not change the extension back to zip and it worked fine. So mabe that is the answer, not complicated at all. hope this helps. Mabe I should sign this as KISS.
  19. lgodfrey macrumors newbie

    Oct 28, 2013
    Oct 2013

    If you have prob here's what you do. Save file. Then right click to get info box. Change the file from aspx: xlsx, or whichever you want to open it. close info box and it should open. It did for me for spreadsheet I was trying to open with Excel. :)

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