alphabetical list of extensions

File extension .ASD

File description

ASD file is created when a Microsoft Document application triggers AutoSave. This file format is created to prevent loss from unplanned disruptions like system crash or power outage.

If a scheduled log off or shut down is set then AutoSave is not triggered and ASD file is not created. This file format is stored in temporary folder unless the location is mentioned by the user. Microsoft Office applications use AutoSave feature to periodically save the document on which the user is working. The time duration for AutoSave can be set by the user and the document is saved after that time in ASD file.

Description of the problem
If you have on your computer a .ASD file that you cannot open, you are in exactly the same situation as thousands of other people who have similar problems with this or any other unknown file.

There may be several reasons why you cannot open the file with .ASD extension. Directly on this website you can find a solution of the most common problem with the .ASD file – that you do not have on your computer the appropriate program to open the file.
Solution
From the list below, select the appropriate program, install it and double click on the icon of a file that did not want to open - the problem with the .ASD file extension should be solved. However, if this does not happen, go back to the website to learn about other possible causes of the error, which have been described at the bottom of the website.
Category
Backup Files
Developer
Microsoft
Popularity
StarStarStarStar
Last updated
July 17, 2014
File name: Word AutoSave File
Programs that will open this file:
Windows
Windows
Microsoft Office Microsoft Office
Microsoft Word Microsoft Word
Office 365 Office 365
Category
Audio Files
Developer
Ableton
Popularity
StarStarStar
File name: Ableton Live Sample Analysis File
Programs that will open this file:
Windows
Windows
Ableton Live Ableton Live
Mac OS
Mac OS
Ableton Live Ableton Live
Remember!
The .ASD file extension can correspond to several not related file formats. If there is more than one file format with the .ASD extension, you will probably find most of them at this website. Remember that you need to download a program to support a particular file type. So first look through the entire contents of the website to select a program to support just the file you have.

Other possible reasons why your .ASD file does not want to open

In addition to the problem described above, i.e. the lack of the appropriate application to support the .ASD file, there may be several reasons that cause problems with opening and operation of the data format:

1. Incorrect version of the installed application

A quite common problem is the lack of application in the appropriate version. Even if you have an application, with the help of which you should open the .ASD file, you may have a problem with it because of its version. Perhaps in previous versions the application has not yet supported the .ASD file, so download the update and check again.

2. Incorrect .ASD file association with the program

If you have already installed the appropriate application, and it is the correct version, the file may not open correctly, because the operating system does not have information that this program supports the file. So you need to "show" which program the computer should use. To do this:

  • Right-click the .ASD file
  • Go to the "Open with" - then "Choose default program ..."
  • Locate the appropriate application
  • Click "OK"

3. The file is corrupt

It also happens that the file you want to open is corrupt and therefore there is no such possibility. In this situation, you should find its different version, or ask a person from whom you got, to send it again.