Files with ad file extension might also be application diagrams from Microsoft Visual Studio.

There are 5 other file types using
the AD file extension!

empty - After Dark screen saver data

ad - AppleDouble encoded data

empty - AxSys script file

empty - UNIX application default resource file

empty - Anno Designer project

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AD file extension - Application Diagram data

What is ad file? How to open ad files?

File type specification:

Various data file type icon Various data file type

ad file icon: ad filetype icon

The ad file extension is also used for application diagrams created using Microsoft Visual Studio an integrated development environment for Microsoft Windows. Application Diagram.

Might have been used in some older version of the program.

The default software associated to open ad file:

Microsoft Visual Studio icon

Microsoft Corporation logoMicrosoft Visual Studio  Multiplatform software

Company or developer:
Microsoft Corporation

Microsoft Visual Studio is an integrated development environment (IDE) used to create applications for Microsoft Windows, Windows Mobile, .NET Framework, Silverlight as well as dynamic websites and web applications. Visual Studio is available for Windows and Mac.

Help how to open:

This file type is not meant to be opened directly, there is no software that could open and work with it directly, or there is no information available in public sources about opening this file type. This is usually the case of some internal data files, caches, temporary files etc.

How to convert:

As far as we know, this .ad file type can't be converted to any other file format. This is usually the case of system, configuration, temporary, or data files containing data exclusive to only one software and used for its own purposes. Also some proprietary or closed file formats cannot be converted to more common file types in order to protect the intellectual property of the developer, which is for example the case of some DRM-protected multimedia files.

List of recommended software applications associated to the .ad file extension

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

Unspecified and all other actions for computer programs working with ad file - Application Diagram data

Click on the software link for more information about Microsoft Visual Studio. Microsoft Visual Studio uses ad file type for its internal purposes and/or also by different way than common edit or open file actions (eg. to install/execute/support an application itself, to store application or user data, configure program etc.).

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