The File Extensions Database

.ASD File Extension

  • Developer by: Microsoft
  • Category: Backup Files
  • Format: Binary

What is an .ASD file?

.ASD is Word AutoSave File

An ASD file is a temporary backup created by Microsoft Word, a word processing program used to author documents. It contains a snapshot copy of the currently opened Word document. It is used for automatic backup and recovery of documents in Word in case of an unplanned disruption or program crash.

The more recent versions of Word save ASD files to the following default directories:

Windows Vista/7: [user]\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Word\

Windows XP: [user]\Application Data\Microsoft\Word\

The following versions of Microsoft Word use ASD files:

  • Word 2007
  • Word 2003
  • Word 2002 Standard Edition
  • Word 2000 Standard Edition
  • Word 97 Standard Edition
  • Word 95 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Word 95a
  • Word 7.x

NOTE: To open an ASD file manually in Word, choose File → Open, select "All Files (*.*)" in the File type list, and then choose your ASD file.

Programs that open Word AutoSave File
Microsoft Word 2016
File Type 2 Ableton Live Sample Analysis File
Developer by: Ableton Category: Audio Files

File created by Ableton Live, an audio production application; created when a new sample is recorded or when a sample is imported for the first time; contains metadata about the audio sample that 1) enables the software to display waveform data, and 2) speeds up performance when stretching the sample to fit a particular meter.

Ableton Live creates ASD files in the same directory as the recorded or imported sound clip. The ASD filename is the sound clip filename with the ".asd" extension added. For example, if you import song.wav, the software creates song.wav.asd.

NOTE: If you do not want Ableton Live to create ASD files, turn off the "Create Analysis Files" option, which is located in the "File Folder" tab of the Preferences window.

Programs that open Ableton Live Sample Analysis File
Ableton Live
Ableton Live

How to solve problems with ASD files

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