It might seem quite logical that you should be able to open a Word autorecover file with .asd extension with Word itsself by Open with -> Word. Well, unluckily Word announces that the file is of unsupported type and cannot open it.
Well, actually, it can. In Word 2010 go like this:
NB. After Jasher's question about Word 2007 I thought I'd set up a whole new post about my findings how to recover an .asd file with Word 2007.