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1. ACTIVE Solutions Europe Limited database file.

These files are used by Provider, part of the Total Solution Mapping offering from ACTIVE Solutions Europe Ltd. This is an easy to use spatial information system designed to allow business users to view and analyse their own spatial data.

The contents of the .asl file can be viewed by opening the database file using MS-Access. Care should be taken not to open it using the wrong version of MS-Access as any database changes made by MS-Access if it upgrades the database may make the database unreadable by the ACTIVE application that uses it.

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2. Adobe Photoshop style layer file.

A .asl file commonly referred to as a "Layer Style" file. It contains the configuration and settings for every latyer style used to create a special effect on a layer in Adobe Photoshop.

Adobe Photoshop expects to find .asl files in the folder:

C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Photoshop N\Presets\Styles where "N" is the version number for the version of Photoshop.

3. Smiley definition file for Miranda IM.

Miranda IM is an instant messenger client. A .asl file contains a definition for a smiley (or emoticon).

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