How to open ARD files

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

What is an ARD file?

The ARD file extension indicates to your device which app can open the file. However, different programs may use the ARD file type for different types of data.

While we do not yet describe the ARD file format and its common uses, we do know which programs are known to open these files, as we receive dozens of suggestions from users like yourself every day about specific file types and which programs they use to open them.

We are continually working on adding more file type descriptions to the site, so if you have information about ARD files that you think will help others, please use the Update Info link below to submit it to us - we'd love to hear from you!

Generic ARD

These apps are known to open certain types of ARD files. Since many different programs may use ARD files for different purposes, you may need to try a few of the apps to open your specific ARD file.

Audible Download ManagerAudible Download ManagerUser submitted
AlphacamAlphacamUser submitted
Adobe IllustratorAdobe IllustratorUser submitted
ArchiCrypt Ultimate RAM-DiskArchiCrypt Ultimate RAM-DiskUser submitted
Esko ArtiosCADEsko ArtiosCADUser submitted
Materials StudioMaterials StudioUser submitted
ArdoraArdoraUser submitted
ArtiosCADArtiosCADUser submitted
ArtiosCAD ViewerArtiosCAD ViewerUser submitted
Studio ToolkitStudio ToolkitUser submitted

Try a universal file viewer

Try a universal file viewer like Free File Viewer. It can open over 200 different types of files - and most likely yours too. Download Free File Viewer here.

We have not verified any programs that we know for certain can work with ARD-files on Mac. If you know one, please use the Suggest link below and tell us about it!
We have not verified any online services that we know for certain can work with ARD-files. If you know one, please use the Suggest link below and tell us about it!