There are 6 other file types using
the ASD file extension!

asd file icon.asd - Advanced Streaming Format description file

asd file icon.asd - Astound presentation file

asd file icon.asd - Lotus screen driver

asd file icon.asd - Alphacam stone drawing file

asd file icon.asd - Ableton Live audio analysis file

asd file icon.asd - ASD Archiver compressed archive

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ASD file extension - Microsoft Word auto-save document

What is asd file? How to open asd files?

File type specification:

Backup file type icon Backup file type

Microsoft Office file type icon Microsoft Office file type

asd file icon: asd filetype icon

The asd file extension is most notably known to be used for automatically generated backups in associated with Microsoft Word, one of the most popular word processing tools on market offered as part of Office 365 bundle.

This backup is automatically generated in time intervals specified by the user in the program settings. This file is used in case the program suddenly closed, to at least partially recover the changes done in the document between the auto-save intervals.

Various version of Microsoft Word used this file type for automatically saved backups. This includes the following versions:

  • Microsoft Word 95a
  • Microsoft Word 95
  • Microsoft Word 97
  • Microsoft Word 2000
  • Microsoft Word 2002
  • Microsoft Word 2003
  • Microsoft Word 2007
  • Microsoft Word 2013
  • Microsoft Word 2016


The default software associated to asd file type:

Microsoft Word icon

Microsoft Corporation logo Microsoft Word  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
  Microsoft Corporation

Microsoft Word is word processor that started with Word for MS-DOS in 1983. Currently Word is a core application of Microsoft Office suite. Microsoft Word offers powerful word processing and text editor features that allow users to easy create high quality documents.

Microsoft Office icon

Microsoft Corporation logo Microsoft Office  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
  Microsoft Corporation

Microsoft Office is popular productivity suite for Microsoft Windows. Microsoft Office contains a set of applications and services used to work with documents (Microsoft Word), spreadsheets (Microsoft Excel), presentations (Microsoft Powerpoint), databases (Microsoft Access) etc..

Microsoft Office can be also used to manage e-mail accounts, tasks, calendars and contacts (Microsoft Outlook). Microsoft Office for Windows is distributed in four editions for Home, Academic and corporate sector.

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Help how to open ASD files:

A valid asd file should be recognized by MS Word and the document recoverted automatically. This should mostly work only in the version that generated the .asd file and there can be problems when used in different versions.

How to convert file with extension ASD:

You cannot convert this backup, you first have to recover the document before you can work with it.

Find conversions from asd file:

asd to doc

asd to docx

asd to pdf

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List of software applications associated to the .asd file extension

Recommended software programs are sorted by OS platform (Windows, Mac OS X etc.) and possible program actions
that can be done with the file
: like open asd file, edit asd file, convert asd file, view asd file, play asd file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in's database).

Click on the tab below to simply browse between the application actions, to quickly get a list of recommended software, which is able to perform the specified software action, such as opening, editing or converting of the asd files.

  • Open asd file
  • Backup asd file
  • Others asd file

Software that open asd file - Microsoft Word auto-save document

Click on the link to get more information about listed programs for open asd file action.

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