Solved: Open .ASD file with Word 2010

Microsoft Word message - Microsoft Office Word cannot open this file because it is an unsupported file type

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:

  1. Click on File
  2. Click Info -> Manage versions
  3. Click Recover unsaved documents
  4. Locate the folder where you have the .asd file
  5. Click on "All files" on the bottom right corner
  6. Select the .asd file and click Open to open it.




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.


0 #18 Stephen 2014-10-17 00:56
Suggested method did not work and could not open the asd file.
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0 #17 Jesús González 2014-10-02 01:03
Thanks! You made my day!
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0 #15 Susannah 2014-09-03 01:24
Is it possible to recover a "Rescued File," rather than Autorecover file? These steps don't work for a Rescued File :(
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+1 #14 Atul 2014-05-21 20:35
Thanks mate... it was great... it worked.. i had lost my whole manuscript.. good job....
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+1 #13 Hervé Tavernier 2014-02-26 17:21
Thank you very much. You saved me many hours of work!
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0 #12 Adnan 2014-02-11 10:49
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0 #11 fernando 2014-01-04 02:27
you are the man
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0 #10 Melle 2013-11-13 19:54
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0 #9 Pankaj Sharma 2013-11-08 01:20
Thanks alot... i saved my precious data in 2007
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