A jad file extension is used for Java Descriptor files, which generally describe MIDlets java applications.

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JAD file extension - Java application descriptor file

What is jad file? How to open jad files?

File type specification:

Source code and script file type icon Source code and script file type

jad file icon: jad filetype icon

The jad file extension is associated with Java runtime environment and programming language.

Java Application Descriptor (JAD) files are generally used to describe the MIDlets (Java ME applications) which are distributed as JAR files.

The jad file is stored in simple text file format and its content is viewable in any text editor.

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The default software associated to jad file type:

JADMaker  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
  Mingkun Goh

JADMaker allows users to create JAD (Java application descriptor) files quickly and simply. App is completely portable, it is not require installation.

Java Development Kit (JDK) icon

Oracle Corporation logo Java Development Kit (JDK)  Multiplatform software

Company or developer:
  Oracle Corporation

 JDK is a development environment for building applications, applets, and components using the Java programming language.

Java icon

Oracle Corporation logo Java  Multiplatform software

Company or developer:
  Oracle Corporation

Java is a set of developing applications and specifications used to create software in Java programming language. Java is used on many computing platforms from desktop computers to mobile phones.

Java source code derives much syntax from C and C++ programming language but has a simpler object model. To run applications written in Java the Java runtime environment must be installed on a device.

Netmite Corporation logo JAR/JAD to APK Online Converter  On-line services software

Company or developer:
  Netmite Corporation

Online Service used to convert JAR archives to Android APK packages.

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Help how to open JAD files:

Use any text editor to view or edit the content of *.jad description files.

How to convert file with extension JAD:

Several utilities can convert JAD files for different purposes.

Find conversions from jad file:

jad to apk

jad to jar

Find converter to jad file type:

apk to jad

jar to jad

sis to jad

File identification strings:

HEX code: 4D 49 44 6C 65 74 2D
ASCII code: MIDlet-

List of software applications associated to the .jad 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 jad file, edit jad file, convert jad file, view jad file, play jad file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in File-Extensions.org'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 jad files.

  • Open jad file
  • Save jad file
  • Edit jad file
  • Create jad file
  • Import jad file
  • Export jad file

Software that open jad file - Java application descriptor file

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Main software associated with jad file by default:
Java Development Kit (JDK) small icon Java Development Kit (JDK)
Java small icon Java
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