File Extension AD

.AD File

File extension: AD
File type: Screen Saver


Notes about the AD file extension:



Incorrect file associations could be the result of underlying issues within your PC system. As such it is highly recommended to scan your PC for invalid registry entries, unused processes and other unfavourable system settings to identify slowdown issues.

The AD file type is primarily associated with 'After Dark'. After Dark was not updated to work with Mac OS 9 and is no longer marketed.

Detailed information for file extension AD:


Primary association: After Dark

Other applications associated with file type AD:

  • AppleDouble (Encoded File) by Apple Inc.Typically, these are given the extension .DAT and the MIME type in the E-mail system is set to properly identify them; however, .AD is sometimes used. The identifying characters used for this association are - Hex: 00 05 16 07 , ASCII: Related links: Macintosh Files, Servers and Email Info
  • Ascend Password Protocol
  • AxSys (Script File) by Genomic SolutionsCompound handling workstations use PC-based programs, for controlling both the X-Y-Z motion and the dispensing parameters of the liquid handling technology. AxSys is a script-based program that uses actions (Move, Dispense, Prime, etc.) to control a workstation.
  • UNIX (Application Default Resource File)
  • Unknown Apple II File ((found on Golden Orchard Apple II CD Rom))
File Identifier - TrID
'Identifying characters' used on FILExt.com are
provided by Marco Pontello from his TrID database




Important: Invalid file associations could be the result of underlying issues within your Windows PC. It is highly recommended that you scan your PC for invalid registry entries, unused processes and other slowdown issues.

Technical data

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System Info for File Extension .AD

The following listing is compiled from the database produced by the 'Associate This!' program, selected data from the main FILExt database and information FILExt collected directly from user systems.

ProgramID: Access.Shortcut.Module.1
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Microsoft Office\Office10\MSACCESS.EXE /NOSTARTUP /SHELLSYSTEM [OpenModule %1]

ProgramID: Access.Shortcut.Module.1
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Microsoft Office\OFFICE11\MSACCESS.EXE /NOSTARTUP /SHELLSYSTEM [OpenModule %1]

ProgramID: Access.Shortcut.Module.1
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Microsoft Office\Office\MSACCESS.EXE /NOSTARTUP /SHELLSYSTEM [OpenModule %1]

ProgramID: iadfile
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\BackWeb\BACKWE~1\610~1.170\Program\REGISTER.EXE %1

ProgramID: iadfile
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\BackWeb\BACKWE~1\623~1.66L\Program\REGISTER.EXE %1

ProgramID: iadfile
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Kodak\KODAKS~1\7288971\614~1.37-\Program\REGISTER.EXE %1

ProgramID: iadfile
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Kodak\KODAKS~1\7288971\632~1.62-\Program\REGISTER.EXE %1

ProgramID: iadfile
EXEFile: %SystemRoot%\system32\dllcache\register.exe %1

ProgramID: VisualStudio.ad.8.0
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Microsoft Visual Studio 8\Common7\IDE\devenv.exe /dde %1

ProgramID: VisualStudio.ad.9.0
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Microsoft Visual Studio 9.0\Common7\IDE\devenv.exe


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