The File Extensions Database

.ACD-ZIP File Extension

  • Developer by: Sony
  • Category: Audio Files
  • Format: Zip

What is an .ACD-ZIP file?

.ACD-ZIP is Sony ACID Project With Embedded Media File

Audio project created by Sony ACID Xpress, MAGIX ACID Music Studio, or MAGIX ACID Pro; saved in a .ZIP format and contains an .ACD project file as well as the music compilation audio files; differs from an ACD file, which only stores references to the audio files.

ACD-ZIP files are used for saving and loading audio projects and all related asset files. Since they are stored in a Zip format, you can view the compressed files manually by renaming the extension to ".zip" and opening the file with a Zip utility.

NOTE: ACID Music Studio and Pro were developed by Sony, but were acquired by MAGIX in 2016.

Programs that open Sony ACID Project With Embedded Media File
MAGIX ACID Music Studio 10
Sony ACID Xpress

How to solve problems with ACD-ZIP files

  • Associate the ACD-ZIP file extension with the correct application. On :
    Windows: Right click on any ACD-ZIP file and then click "Open with" > "Choose another app". Now select another program and check the box "Always use this app to open *.ACD-ZIP files". Mac: Right click (or Ctrl-click) the ACD-ZIP file, then click "Open with" > "Other...". Then choose another program and check the "Always Open With" box. Linux: Right click on the file, and select "Open with" and choose another program. iPhone: Tap the file. If you do not see an app to open the file, then tap Share "Share" and choose an app. Alternatively, save the file. Then open the Files app Files app. There long-press on the file, then release your finger. You will see a black menu bar. Then tap "Share" and select an app. Android: Tap the Settings icon on your smartphone, then tap on the Apps section. There tap the Options icon in the top right-hand corner of the screen to change the default apps.
  • Update your software that should actually open .ACD-ZIP is Sony ACID Project With Embedded Media File. Because only the current version supports the latest ACD-ZIP file format. Search, therefore, e.g. on the Sony manufacturer website after an available .ACD-ZIP is Sony ACID Project With Embedded Media File update.
  • To make sure that your ACD-ZIP file is not corrupted or virus-infected, get the file again and scan it with antivirus software.