ASD File - opening and understanding

Did your computer fail to open an ASD file? We explain what they are used for and recommend software that we know can open or otherwise handle 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.

How to open ASD files

You will need a program compatible with the specific file you are trying to open, as different programs may use files with file extension ASD for different purposes.

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested 9 different ASD openers which you will find listed below.

Suggest another file format using extension ASD

While we know of one file format using the .ASD file extension, there may be more. It is widespread that different programs use files with the same file extension for very different types of data. Please let us know if you are aware of a different kind of .ASD file.

Various viewers for this file format

These apps are known to open certain types of ASD files. Remember, different programs may use ASD files for different purposes, so you may need to try out a few of them to be able to open your specific file.

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We have not verified any software that we know for certain will work with ASD-files on Mac. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!
We have not verified any web services that we know for certain will work with ASD-files. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!