File Extension ASD

File type: MS Word Files, Astound Presentation Files, ASD archive Files, Lotus 1-2-3 screen driver Files, AutoRecover Files

About the ASD file type:

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The ASD file extension is employed to identify MS Word files that have been saved automatically. Autosave files are capable of storing open documents to temporary files and are helpful in the recovery of information that might otherwise have been lost when the system crashed. The said files are accessed by means of the application MS Word. The said file extension is also used in the identification of the description files for the Advanced Streaming format of Microsoft referred to as the Lotus 1-2-3 screen driver files, Astound Presentation files, and ASD archive files. The ASD file extension is capable of defining the files that have been automatically saved and created using Microsoft Word. The document processing application MS Word has been developed by Microsoft Corporation.

Detailed information for file extension ASD

Category: Text files
File format: Proprietary
Open with Windows: Microsoft Word, Lotus
Open with Linux: N/A
The ASD file format is a Word Automatic Backup file commonly generated by the MS Word program's AutoRecover feature. The ASD files have the capability of opening Word documents as temporary files that serve as an automatic backup in case of a power loss or an application error. The ASD files do not necessarily replace actual document file saving. It is intended primarily for unexpected disruptions in the system. Upon closure of the MS Word application, or when the computer has already logged off, all files having the ASD file extension are automatically deleted.