What are JAD files and how to open them
Are you having problems opening a JAD file or just wondering what they contain? We explain what these files are used for and show you software that we know can open or otherwise handle your files.
What is a JAD file?
A .JAD file is a Java Application Descriptor file.
JAD stands for Java Application Descriptor file. This particular file format was developed by Sun Microsystems.
Files with the .jad extension are descriptor files that are commonly used to describe the contents of a MIDlet. MIDlet files are created for the Java ME virtual machine. MIDlets are commonly used to package applications and games that have been created for cell phones and other mobile devices.
For the MIDlet application to run properly, it must have both a .jar and .jad file associated with it. The .jar file contains the actual application data and the .jad file contains the technical information needed to operate the MIDlet program.
How to open JAD files
Important: Different programs may use files with the JAD file extension for different purposes, so unless you are sure which format your JAD file is, you may need to try a few different programs.
While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested ten different JAD openers which you will find listed below.
Last updated: February 24, 2023
Various apps that use files with this extension
These apps are known to open certain types of JAD files. Remember, different programs may use JAD files for different purposes, so you may need to try out a few of them to be able to open your specific file.
|Nokia Suite||User submitted|
|Run MIDP Application||User submitted|
|Java ME Mobile Emulator||User submitted|
|Microsoft Windows Media Player||User submitted|
|Java ME SDK IMP-NG Emulator||User submitted|
|Microsoft Office||User submitted|
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