Opening EXD files

Did your computer fail to open an EXD file? We explain what EXD files are and recommend software that we know can open or convert your EXD files.

What is an EXD file?

Files that contain the .exd file extension are cache files that are used by various Microsoft Office documents. These EXD files store cached information pertaining to ActiveX controls that have been inserted into the Office documents.

Controls are computer objects that are stored within the Control Toolbox of an associated Microsoft Office product. Check boxes, option buttons and text boxes are examples of controls that an application might use.

Each time an ActiveX control is inserted into an Office document, an EXD file is created. This allows for quicker insertion of additional controls.

EXD files are temporary files that are automatically removed by the application when the file is no longer needed.

Try a universal file viewer

In addition to the products listed above, I would suggest that you try a universal file viewer like Free File Viewer. It can open over 200 different types of files - and very likely yours too! Download Free File Viewer.

By Prof. Jones (The File Expert)

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