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Details of extension .pad

2 extension(s) and 0 alias(es) in our database

Below, you can find answers to the following questions:

  • What is the .pad file?
  • Which program can create the .pad file?
  • Where can you find a description of the .pad format?
  • What can convert .pad files to a different format?
  • Which MIME-type is associated with the .pad extension?
Portable Application Description .pad file icon

Portable Application Description

PAD file is a Portable Application Description. It allows authors to provide product descriptions and specifications to online sources in a standard way, using a standard data format, a simplified subset of XML, that will allow webmasters and program librarians to automate program listings. PAD saves time for both authors and webmasters.
Category: Data files
Application: PADGen
Program name: -
Mime-type: application/octet-stream
Magic bytes (HEX): -
Magic string (ASCII): -
Related extensions:
Act! Database Pointer .pad file icon

Act! Database Pointer

PAD file is an Act! Database Pointer. ACT! by Sage is a customer relationship management (CRM) software application which is used to keep track of client and prospect details in a single database that can be shared by multiple users.
Detailed description not available
Category: Data files
Application: ACT!
Program name: -
Mime-type: application/octet-stream
Magic bytes (HEX): -
Magic string (ASCII): -
Related extensions:
Act! Blob Data
Act! Database File
Act! Database Log
Act! Report Data
Act! Word Processor Document
Act! Template
Act! Notes Database
Act! Email Message
Act! Design Layout File

Other types of files may also use the .pad file extension. If you have helpful information about .pad extension, write to us!

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

We found the following similar extensions in our database:

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The .pad filename extension is often given incorrectly!

According to the searches on our site, these misspellings were the most common in the past year:

pwd (1), pd (1), paw (1), pas (1), paf (1), pac (1), oad (1), apd (1), pxd (1), pda (1), pax (1), pav (1), par (1), pae (1), pa (1)

Can't open a .pad file?

If you want to open a .pad file on your computer, you just need to have the appropriate program installed. If the .pad association isn't set correctly, you may receive the following error message:

Windows can't open this file:

File: example.pad

To open this file, Windows needs to know what program you want to use to open it. Windows can go online to look it up automatically, or you can manually select from a list of programs that are installed on your computer.

To change file associations:

  • Right-click a file with the extension whose association you want to change, and then click Open With.
  • In the Open With dialog box, click the program whith which you want the file to open, or click Browse to locate the program that you want.
  • Select the Always use the selected program to open this kind of file check box.

Supported operating systems

Windows Server 2003/2008/2012/2016, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10, Linux, FreeBSD, NetBSD, OpenBSD, Mac OS X, iOS, Android