Having problems opening an ASD file?

We have programs that can open or convert your ASD files.

Opening ASD files

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

What is an ASD file?

Files that contain the .asd file extension usually store backup copies of a user's Microsoft Word documents. Microsoft Word is a feature-rich word processing application that is a part of the Microsoft Office software suite.

When a user is creating a document with the Microsoft Word application, the program will make periodic backup copies of the file using the Word software's autosave feature. When this happens, the .asd file extension is given to the backup copy that has been created. This way, if the system experiences an error while the user is working on the document, the user can restore the document using the ASD file.

The Word application will normally delete the ASD file once the user has manually saved the document using Word's save file feature.

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.

About File Extension ASD

File.org aims to be the go-to resource for file type- and related software information. We spend countless hours researching various file formats and software that can open, convert, create or otherwise work with those files.

If you have additional information about the ASD file format or software that uses files with the ASD suffix, please do get in touch - we would love hearing from you.