How to Open ASPX File and Convert ASPX to PDF

ASPX is a rare file-extension that we usually open in Windows desktop. Basically, ASPX is the source file of ASP.NET and it is an internet media type text/html document, which was introduced and developed by Microsoft. ASPX is not an image file. Actually, it is an extension for active server pages.

One day, one of my friend emailed me an ASPX file. I was not quite sure how to open it locally in my windows computer. I tried so many things for opening that file. I tried to open the ASPX file with notepad but failed to read it. I searched for online file converter and offline Windows file converter application too to open that file. I wanted to convert the ASPX file to PDF but failed to find any converter that could open an ASPX file and convert it to PDF document.

Perhaps, you could fall into a same problem when you tried to open ASPX file in Windows and got the message “Windows Can’t Open This File.”


However, at last, I have found an easy solution for opening an ASPX document. I will also discuss about converting ASPX document to PDF.

How to Open an ASPX File Locally

With the help of a web-browser one can open any ASPX document easily. Browser like Google Chrome, Firefox, Modern version of Internet Explorer, etc. can be very handy to open and view an ASPX document.

But, I will suggest you to open any ASPX file in Chrome Browser. Because, with the help of it you can also convert the ASPX file to a PDF one.

When you get the ASPX file in your desktop, just right click on it and choose ‘open with’ option and select Google Chrome from the installed program directory. If you’ll be unable to find ‘Open With’ option in the right-click context menu, just select ‘Open’, and you will see a screen like the above image. Just select “Select a program from a list of installed programs” and press ‘OK’. Browse and select Chrome from the list. Then, the ASPX file will definitely be opened with Chrome.

Now, lets see how to convert the ASPX file to a PDF file.

Read Also: How to open .dmg file on Windows

How to Convert ASPX File to PDF

At first, open ASPX file using Chrome browser. You can follow the above steps.

Then press Ctrl+P to open print page.

At the left pane you will find ‘Destination’ option.

Just, change it to “Save As PDF”.


Press blue ‘SAVE’ button to save the ASPX document as a PDF.

Use Online2PDF To Convert ASPX To PDF

Online2PDF is a web app that allows users to convert various files into PDF. Although it doesn’t have option to convert ASPX to PDF directly, you can follow this workaround to get that done. If you visit the website, you can find a detailed guide. However, you can follow the following steps as well.

The only requirement of using this tool is Windows computer. If you are using Mac or Linux operating system, you cannot use it at all.

To get started, open the ASPX file in Chrome browser. After that, press Ctrl + P. You need to choose ‘Microsoft XPS Document Writer’ from the list and click the Print button. Your file would be converted from ASPX to XPS.

Now you can use the Online2PDF tool to convert the XPS file to PDF. Your file would be intact even after making two conversion. You should not get any problem with this tool.


Talking about price, Online2PDF is available for free. It is quite fast. Therefore, you do not have to wait for a long time to get the conversion done.

Use PDFelement To Convert ASPX To PDF

PDFelement is a desktop tool that lets you convert ASPX file to PDF within a couple of moments. As the name defines, it mainly deal with PDF files. From creating, editing to convert – you can do everything with the help of PDFelement tool.

The good thing is you can install it on Windows as well as Mac computer. Although Mac users do not use ASPX format, you can still find it quite useful if you do that.

The user interface looks pretty modern and uncluttered. It has a PRO or paid version, which has even more options.

Regarding price, you can download the trial version. However, that might not provide all the features as mentioned. If you want to explore all the options, you should purchase the paid version costing $129.

It is very easy to convert ASPX file to PDF. You need to install the app and open the file first. After that, you should get an option to save the file in various formats. Use PDF from the list.

Note: With the help of Dreamweaver one can open ASPX file. But, Dreamweaver opens an ASPX file in a coded format, not a readable format.

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