Cant open a 2MB ASD file

A student lost some very important project work that they had completed in MS Word.

The have found a file with the extension .ASD

WE have tried everything we can but we cannot open it.

Here is the filename: AG%20SCIENCE((Unsaved-306433742570853296)).asd

I tried to attached it to this Question/Ticket but the experts Exchange system wont allow it as they do not recognise the extension  "The extension of the uploaded file is not in the list of accepted extensions."

I can email it directly to anyone who wishes to drop me an email on:
Any help would be highly appreciated.

Thank you,

My ref  is:  1030108
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Zaheer IqbalTechnical Assurance & ImplementationCommented:
What version of Office / word are you using ?
Files with that extension are used in Word's file recovery system. If you haven't had a problem with file loss or corruption, then you probably don't need it.

You can tell Word to use it via File>Manage Documents>Recover unsaved documents
RaminTechnical AdvisorCommented:
Run Word application, go to File >> Open >> Computer >> Brows  >> from All file dropdown menu select Recover text from any file >> select that .ASD file >> click on Open.

if that didn't fix the problem then:

Open Windows Explorer by clicking on my computer.
Copy below command:
Paste it in Windows Explorer address bar,
Now copy your .ASD file to this location.
If you were asked to How do you want to open this file, select Word.

You can also copy that file to your desktop.  rename the file to something like Test and change the extension to .docx or .doc depends on your version of word / Office.
now check if you can run it.

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IP4IT StaffAuthor Commented:
GrahamSkan : I tried that, but it says Word cannot open because its an unsupported file type

Ramisn : I tried renaming the file to test and hje extension to .docx that, but when Imntry to open it just using FILE-OPEN or FILE OPEN RECOVER  , bothe say that the format doesn't match the extension
RaminTechnical AdvisorCommented:
Please email the file.
IP4IT StaffAuthor Commented:
i am using office 2007 but an error occurs when i attempt to open it saying that the document was created in a newer version of microsoft word and a converter is needed to open it. however the upgrade link brings me to an empty microsoft store.
I tried Ramins solution and only recovered 6 pages of the 40 page document

Any suggestions?
Again if you need the document email me at and i will send it onto you

RaminTechnical AdvisorCommented:
Please check your email.
IP4IT StaffAuthor Commented:
I have been informed the student used office 2016 when writing the document

Hope that helps
RaminTechnical AdvisorCommented:
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