Open ASD files

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    Microsoft Word Auto-save Document Format
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Have you encountered a problem with a ASD file? Don’t you know which program opens a file with this extension? You will find all the information you need about working with a ASD file here. In the further part of this page we have added a list of programs that should open your ASD file. It is enough you choose a proper application for your operating system, download and install it.

What is ASD file?

The ASD extension is used by Microsoft Word version 95 or later for auto-save files. Word stores the edited document independently at regular, adjustable intervals. Files with the extension ASD are created in the temporary directory. These files are deleted when the document is saved properly.

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However, if Word did not correctly save a document due to an error or crash, this backup file can be used to restore the document. This usually happens automatically. It can also happen that this does not happen, then you can search for the ASD file and load it with Word (show all files).

Programs which can open a ASD file

How to open file with ASD extension?

In order to open a file with ASD extension one of the following programs must be installed on user’s system. If a problem with opening ASD file occurred, it is highly possible that none of the listed programs is present on user’s system. Even if one or more said programs are installed, there may be issues related with given programs. In order to solve a problem with ASD files, follow the instructions below.
Install Microsoft Word or other program from the list

Most often resolving problems with opening ASD files is very simple. Just install an appropriate program that supports such files. All of the listed programs support ASD files, but may vary in offered function and purpose. Some programs may be capable only of viewing contents of ASD files or offer file conversion options, but may not be capable of editing such files.

Set Microsoft Word as the default program for opening ASD files

It is possible that although a compatible program has been installed on user’s system, it is not used by the system to open it. This may happen because no default application was associated with this type of files. To associate ASD files with given application, select "Open with" from drop-down menu (accessed by right-clicking on the file). Then select from the list the program or application you want to be used to open this type of file. If the Microsoft Word applications is not on the list, select "Browse" option in order to manually locate the directory where Microsoft Word has been installed.


Check the section that lists most common problems with ASD files

Sometimes problems with opening ASD files may not lie with the application itself, but can arise due to other causes, such as:

  • File data is corrupted
  • ASD files has been not been completely download from the internet (only a part of the data has been downloaded)
  • Currently used user account hasn’t been granted necessary privileges to open ASD files (should that be the case, please contact your system administrator or IT specialist)
  • ASD file was being copied from a corrupted storage device and is incomplete or data is corrupted. (Copying files from unknown or untrusted sources should be conducted with great care as such files may contain malicious software, which can damage your system)

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