The File Extensions Database


.AD File Extension

  • Developer by: Berkeley Systems
  • Category: Misc Files

What is an .AD file?

.AD is After Dark Screensaver

Screensaver run by the After Dark program; stores animations that are displayed on the screen when the system is inactive for a certain amount of time; popular After Dark screensavers include Flying Toasters and Bad Dog.

How to solve problems with AD files

  • Associate the AD file extension with the correct application. On :
    Windows: Right click on any AD file and then click "Open with" > "Choose another app". Now select another program and check the box "Always use this app to open *.AD files". Mac: Right click (or Ctrl-click) the AD 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 .AD is After Dark Screensaver. Because only the current version supports the latest AD file format. Search, therefore, e.g. on the Berkeley Systems manufacturer website after an available .AD is After Dark Screensaver update.
  • To make sure that your AD file is not corrupted or virus-infected, get the file again and scan it with antivirus software.