PAD File

What are PAD files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening a PAD 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 PAD file?

PAD files have multiple uses, and Pointer to Act! Database is one of them. Read more about the other uses further down the page.

Pointer to Act! Database

Act!, previously Sage Act, is a marketing and CRM software solution. It uses a Microsoft SQL Server database structure. The .pad file contains the name of the actual database file.

How to open PAD files

We have identified one PAD opener that is compatible with this specific type of PAD file.

Programs that open Pointer to Act! Database files

ACT! by SageACT! by SageVerified

Last updated: November 28, 2022

More file formats using the PAD extension

Through our research of PAD files, we know that the following formats exist. However, we have not yet analyzed them in detail.

  • Boeing Calc WorkPad
  • HyperPAD Pad

Various apps that use files with this extension

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

ProteanProteanUser submitted
Art DabblerArt DabblerUser submitted
Hanes T-ShirtMakerHanes T-ShirtMakerDiscontinued
Wave XtractorWave XtractorUser submitted
Hogia AnalysHogia AnalysUser submitted
PadDesignerPadDesignerUser submitted
ACT! for Real EstateACT! for Real EstateUser submitted
inPHorm OrderPad ApplicationinPHorm OrderPad ApplicationUser submitted
ACT! for Financial ProfessionalsACT! for Financial ProfessionalsUser submitted
QSalesDataQSalesDataUser submitted

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