PAD File - opening and understanding

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

What is a PAD file?

A .PAD file is a Pointer to Act! Database file. 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

You will need a program compatible with the specific file you are trying to open, as different programs may use files with file extension PAD for different purposes. We have identified 1 PAD opener for Windows that is compatible with this specific type of PAD file.

Programs that open these files

ACT! by SageACT! by SageVerified
We have not yet verified any programs for Mac that work with this specific file format. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below. Thanks!
We have not yet verified any web services that work with this specific file format. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below. Thanks!

Other file formats using extension .PAD

While Pointer to Act! Database is a popular type of PAD-file, we know of 3 different uses of the .PAD extension.

The PAD file extension indicates to your device which app can open the file. However, different apps may use the same file extension for different types of data. So a PAD opener may not be able to open all kinds of PAD files. In this case, look through all formats to make sure you find the best suited PAD viewer.

Boeing Calc WorkPad

Through our analysis of PAD files, we know that one use of the format is Boeing Calc WorkPad . We have not yet described in detail what these files contain and what they are used for, but our team is working tiredlessly through thousands of file formats. We'd love hearing from you if you have information about the format.

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested 10 different PAD openers which you will find listed below.

HyperPAD Pad

Through our analysis of PAD files, we know that one use of the format is HyperPAD Pad. We have not yet described in detail what these files contain and what they are used for, but our team is working tiredlessly through thousands of file formats. We'd love hearing from you if you have information about the format.

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested 10 different PAD openers which you will find listed below.

Various viewers for this file format

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-ShirtMaker All VersionsHanes T-ShirtMaker All VersionsUser submitted
Wave XtractorWave XtractorUser submitted
Hogia AnalysHogia AnalysUser submitted
Hanes T-ShirtMakerHanes T-ShirtMakerUser 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
We have not verified any software that we know for certain will work with PAD-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 PAD-files. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!