Files with asd extension can be found as automatically generated backups from Microsoft Word. This file saved changes done to an opened document in case the program is closed unexpectedly.

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

empty icon.asd - Advanced Streaming Format description data

empty icon.asd - Astound presentation

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asd icon.asd - Alphacam stone drawing file

empty icon.asd - Ableton Live audio analysis data

empty icon.asd - ASD Archiver compressed archive

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

File extension asd 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. The latest version of Word from Office 365 still uses this function.


Updated: April 22, 2024

The default software associated to open asd file:

Microsoft Word icon

Microsoft Corporation logoMicrosoft Word  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
Microsoft Corporation

Microsoft Word offers powerful word processing and text editor features that allow users to easily create documents. Almost every, if not every, computer user knows .doc and .docx Word documents.

Office 365 icon

Microsoft Corporation logoOffice 365  Multiplatform software

Company or developer:
Microsoft Corporation

Office 365 is a subscription-based service that gives users access to several services and apps from Microsoft Office. It is available some types of subscription editions (for Home, Education, Business and Enterprise users) available for Microsoft Windows and Apple macOS and all major mobile platforms.

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Help how to open:

A valid *.asd file should be recognized by MS Word and the document recovered 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:

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

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List of software applications associated to the .asd 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 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 asd files.

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

Programs supporting the exension asd on the main platforms Windows, Mac, Linux or mobile. Click on the link to get more information about listed programs for open asd file action.

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