I am trying to open an .asc file (pick, for example, that one for 2014) from the German Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure. It contains information on the annual solar radiation. There are a few threads on problems with asc files but none of them helped me with this case. I tried Raster-Conversion-Translate (Convert Format) but that did not help either. The gdal command this windows genereates is
gdal_translate -a_srs EPSG:3044 -of AAIGrid __path__/grids_germany_annual_solar_Globalstrahlung_DE_2014.asc /Users/justus/Desktop/dsada.asc
I got the following error.
ERROR 4: `/Users/justus/Desktop/grids_germany_annual_solar_Globalstrahlung_DE_2014.asc' not recognised as a supported file format. GDALOpen failed - 4 `__path__/grids_germany_annual_solar_Globalstrahlung_DE_2014.asc' not recognised as a supported file format.
I am using QGIS 2.8 on a Mac OS X with 8 GB of memory.