File Extension Library

.ASD File Extension

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

What is an .ASD file?

.ASD file extension is created by Microsoft. .ASD has been classified as Backup Files. The format of .ASD file is Binary.

.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.

List of all softwares that can open the 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.

List of all softwares that can open the Ableton Live Sample Analysis File
Ableton Live
Ableton Live

How to Open .ASD file on different platforms

Open .ASD File on Windows

  • Right-click a .ASD
  • Left-click "Open With" > "Choose another app"
  • Select the program that opens .ASD file and Select check box "Always use this app to open .ASD files" Press "Ok"

Open .ASD File on Mac

  • Right-click (or Ctrl + Left-click) the .ASD file
  • Click "Open With" > "Other.."
  • Then choose another program from the app list and press "Open"
  • Select check box "Turn on" for "Always open in app"

Open .ASD File on Linux

Right click on the .ASD file, choose "Open with" and select a program from the list above

Open .ASD File on iPhone

Select a file. If you don't see an application to open the .ASD file, tap "Share" and choose the right app.
Method 2
Save the file. Then open the app «Files». Touch and hold the file, then release your finger. You will see a black menu bar. After that tap "Share" and select an application.

Open .ASD File on Android

Tap the Settings icon on an Android smartphone, then select «Applications». Click the Settings icon in the upper right corner of the screen, to change the default apps.
If you want to open, edit, save or even convert .ASD files on Android, then your best bet is to download one of the dedicated apps available on Google Play.

How to fix problems with .ASD files

  1. You need to update the application that you normally use to open .ASD files. Only the latest version of the software supports the current .ASD file format
  2. You need to check the .ASD file for viruses. To do this, you need to scan it with a popular antivirus (Norton, Nod32, Kaspersky, Dr.Web, etc.)