The File Extensions Database

.ASEF File Extension

  • Developer by: Adobe Systems
  • Category: Settings Files
  • Format: Binary

What is an .ASEF file?

.ASEF is Adobe Swatch Exchange File

File used by Adobe InCopy, InDesign and Illustrator, professional page layout and graphic designing applications; similar to the more common .ASE swatch file extension; contains a saved collection of colors; enables sharing between illustrators and publishers in order to use different color swatches.

Programs that open Adobe Swatch Exchange File
Adobe Illustrator CC 2019
Adobe InDesign CC 2019
Adobe Illustrator CC 2019
Adobe InDesign CC 2019

How to solve problems with ASEF files

  • Associate the ASEF file extension with the correct application. On :
    Windows: Right click on any ASEF file and then click "Open with" > "Choose another app". Now select another program and check the box "Always use this app to open *.ASEF files". Mac: Right click (or Ctrl-click) the ASEF file, then click "Open with" > "Other...". Then choose another program and check the "Always Open With" box. Linux: Right click on the file, and select "Open with" and choose another program. iPhone: Tap the file. If you do not see an app to open the file, then tap Share "Share" and choose an app. Alternatively, save the file. Then open the Files app Files app. There long-press on the file, then release your finger. You will see a black menu bar. Then tap "Share" and select an app. Android: Tap the Settings icon on your smartphone, then tap on the Apps section. There tap the Options icon in the top right-hand corner of the screen to change the default apps.
  • Update your software that should actually open .ASEF is Adobe Swatch Exchange File. Because only the current version supports the latest ASEF file format. Search, therefore, e.g. on the Adobe Systems manufacturer website after an available .ASEF is Adobe Swatch Exchange File update.
  • To make sure that your ASEF file is not corrupted or virus-infected, get the file again and scan it with antivirus software.