Files with jad extension are in most cases 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

File extension jad 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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Updated: April 7, 2024

The default software associated to open jad file:

JADMaker  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
Mingkun Goh

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

Java Development Kit (JDK) icon

Oracle Corporation logoJava 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.

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Oracle Corporation logoJava  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 logoJAR/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:

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

How to convert:

Several utilities can convert JAD files for different purposes.

Find conversions from jad file:

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Find converter to jad file type:

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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, macOS, Linux, iOS, Android 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'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 jad files.

Software that open jad file - Java application descriptor file

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

Apple macOS / Mac OS X:


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