.ASD File

.asd is Word AutoSave File

Features Description
File Extension .asd
Format Binary
Created by Microsoft
Category Backup

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  1. How to open:
  2. How to convert:

What is an .ASD file?

The asd file extension is most notably known to be used for automatically generated backups in associated with Microsoft Word, one of the most popular word processing tools on market offered as part of Office 365 bundle.

This backup is automatically generated in time intervals specified by the user in the program settings. This file is used in case the program suddenly closed, to at least partially recover the changes done in the document between the auto-save intervals.

Various version of Microsoft Word used this file type for automatically saved backups. This includes the following versions:

  • Microsoft Word 95a
  • Microsoft Word 95
  • Microsoft Word 97
  • Microsoft Word 2000
  • Microsoft Word 2002
  • Microsoft Word 2003
  • Microsoft Word 2007
  • Microsoft Word 2013
  • Microsoft Word 2016
  • Microsoft Word 2019


Files with asd file extension can be found as automatically generated backups from Microsoft Word. This file saved changes done to an opened document in case the program is closed unexpectedly.

How to open:

A valid *.asd file should be recognized by MS Word and the document recovered automatically. This should mostly work only in the version that generated the *.asd file and there can be problems when used in different versions.

How to convert:

You cannot convert this backup, you first have to recover the document before you can work with it.




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