Older auto-save backups for Word documents (.asd) may be most likely only recovered (back to .doc) using specific older versions of Word, up to version 2007 to be precise. Other than that, it will be probably impossible to recover the document from .asd by other means. Just a simple rename from asd to doc apparently does not work.
Convert Microsoft Word auto-save document to Microsoft Word document (prior version 2007).
We have found 2 software records in our database eligible for .asd to .doc file format conversion.
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Microsoft Windows software - convert asd to doc on Windows
One of the most popular word processor program from Microsoft Office suite
Convert from asd file format
|Yes, Microsoft Word supports doc file conversion as a target file type.||Yes||Yes||doc editor||Yes||No||No||No|
The tables with software actions are a good pointer for what a certain program does with various file types and often may give users a good hint how to perform certain file conversion, for example the above-mentioned asd to doc. However, it is not perfect and sometimes can show results which are not really usable because of how certain programs work with files and the possible conversion is thus actually not possible at all.
Apple macOS / Mac OS X software - convert asd to doc on OS X
A Mac version of the popular word processing application