File Extension Library

.PAD File Extension

  • Developer by: The Sage Group
  • Category: Misc Files

What are .PAD files and how to open them?

Can't open .PAD file? Are you wondering what it contains? On our site we will explain to you what this file is, what it is used for and what software opens the .PAD file.

What is a .PAD file extension?

.PAD file extension is created by The Sage Group. .PAD has been classified as Misc Files.

.PAD is ACT! Database Pointer File

Shortcut file used by the ACT! customer relationship management (CRM) software; contains a pointer to the actual ACT! database files, which are stored in .ADF and .ALF files; often used as a desktop shortcut for opening the database.

PAD files are pointers to an ACT! database, not the database itself. Therefore, they do not contain customer relationship data.

NOTE: Sage ACT! became Swiftpage Act! in 2013.

List of all softwares that can open the ACT! Database Pointer File
Swiftpage Act!

How to fix problems with .PAD files

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