Files with adadownload file extension can be exclusively encountered as unfinished download initiated by Adobe Download Assistant.

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Software that open adadownload file

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ADADOWNLOAD file extension - Adobe Download Assistant partially completed download

What is adadownload file? How to open adadownload files?

File type specification:

Temporary file type icon Temporary file type

The adadownload file extension is solely related and associated with Adobe Download Assistant tool. ADA is a download manager used to download trial versions of Adobe products from Adobe download servers.

A typical adadownload file contains partially finished download that was started using ADA to download trial version of some software.

Once the download is finished, installation process will automatically start and the adadownload file will be removed.

Adobe Download Assistant was discontinued.

This adadownload file type entry was marked as obsolete and no longer supported file format.

This type of file is no longer actively used and is most likely obsolete. This is typically the case for system files in old operating systems, file types from long discontinued software, or previous versions of certain file types (like documents, projects etc.) that were replaced in higher versions of their original programs.

The default software associated to open adadownload file:

Adobe Download Assistant icon

Adobe Systems Incorporated logoAdobe Download Assistant  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
Adobe Systems Incorporated

Adobe Download Assistant is download manager used to improve downloads of Adobe Creative Suite, Photoshop Elements, and Adobe Premiere Elements software.

Adobe Download Assistant is downloaded, when user selected to download one of these products on Adobe website. After the software is downloaded, Adobe Download Assistant automatically starts the product installation.

Adobe Download Assistant was discontinued.

Adobe Creative Cloud icon

Adobe Systems Incorporated logoAdobe Creative Cloud  Multiplatform software

Company or developer:
Adobe Systems Incorporated

Adobe Creative Cloud is latest member of Creative family. With this version Adobe moved from one-time fee to subscription based model, while no longer plans to offer one time purchase options like the users were used. There is either annual or monthly fee for using the whole bundle or just one program.

Help how to open:

You cannot manually open or access this file type. At best, when you launch Adobe Download Assistant again, the download will proceed so you do not lose the programs.

How to convert:

You cannot convert .adadownload files to anything else. You have to first finish the download before you can access the original file.

List of software applications associated to the .adadownload 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 adadownload file, edit adadownload file, convert adadownload file, view adadownload file, play adadownload 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 adadownload files.

Programs that can create adadownload file - Adobe Download Assistant partially completed download

Programs supporting the exension adadownload on the main platforms Windows, Mac, Linux or mobile. Click on the link to get more information about Adobe Download Assistant for create adadownload file action.

Microsoft Windows:

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