ADP File Extension

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Access Project
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What is ADP file?

ADP is a file extension commonly associated with Access Project files. Access Project format was developed by Microsoft. ADP files are supported by software applications available for devices running Windows. ADP file belongs to the Database Files category just like 343 other filename extensions listed in our database. The most popular program for handling ADP files is Microsoft Access, but users can choose among 1 different programs that support this file format. On the official website of Microsoft Corporation developer not only will you find detailed information about theMicrosoft Access software, but also about ADP and other supported file formats.

Programs which support ADP file extension

Below is a table that list programs that support ADP files. ADP files can be encountered on all system platforms, including mobile, yet there is no guarantee each will properly support such files.

Programs that support ADP file

How to open file with ADP extension?

Being unable to open files with ADP extension can be have various origins. On the bright side, the most encountered issues pertaining to Access Project files aren’t complex. In most cases they can be addressed swiftly and effectively without assistance from a specialist. The list below will guide you through the process of addressing the encountered problem.

Step 1. Download and install Microsoft Access

Problems with opening and working with ADP files are most probably having to do with no proper software compatible with ADP files being present on your machine. This issue can be addressed by downloading and installing Microsoft Access or different compatible program, such as Microsoft Office. On the top of the page a list that contains all programs grouped based on operating systems supported can be found. If you want to download Microsoft Access installer in the most secured manner, we suggest you visit Microsoft Corporation website and download from their official repositories.

Step 2. Check the version of Microsoft Access and update if needed

If the problems with opening ADP files still occur even after installing Microsoft Access, it is possible that you have an outdated version of the software. Check the developer’s website whether a newer version of Microsoft Access is available. Sometimes software developers introduce new formats in place of that already supports along with newer versions of their applications. If you have an older version of Microsoft Access installed, it may not support ADP format. The latest version of Microsoft Access should support all file formats that where compatible with older versions of the software.

Step 3. Associate Access Project files with Microsoft Access

After installing Microsoft Access (the most recent version) make sure that it is set as the default application to open ADP files. The process of associating file formats with default application may differ in details depending on platform, but the basic procedure is very similar.

Selecting the first-choice application in Windows

  • Clicking the ADP with right mouse button will bring a menu from which you should select the Open with option
  • Click Choose another app and then select More apps option
  • The last step is to select Look for another app on this PC option supply the directory path to the folder where Microsoft Access is installed. Now all that is left is to confirm your choice by selecting Always use this app to open ADP files and clicking OK.

Selecting the first-choice application in Mac OS

  • Right-click the ADP file and select Information
  • Proceed to the Open with section. If its closed, click the title to access available options
  • Select the appropriate software and save your settings by clicking Change all
  • A message window should appear informing that This change will be applied to all files with ADP extension. By clicking Continue you confirm your selection.

Step 4. Check the ADP for errors

If you followed the instructions form the previous steps yet the issue is still not solved, you should verify the ADP file in question. Being unable to access the file can be related to various issues.

1. The ADP may be infected with malware – make sure to scan it with an antivirus tool.

Should it happed that the ADP is infected with a virus, this may be that cause that prevents you from accessing it. Scan the ADP file as well as your computer for malware or viruses. If the ADP file is indeed infected follow the instructions below.

2. Ensure the file with ADP extension is complete and error-free

Did you receive the ADP file in question from a different person? Ask him/her to send it one more time. During the copy process of the file errors may occurred rendering the file incomplete or corrupted. This could be the source of encountered problems with the file. When downloading the file with ADP extension from the internet an error may occurred resulting in incomplete file. Try downloading the file again.

3. Ensure that you have appropriate access rights

Sometimes in order to access files user need to have administrative privileges. Log in using an administrative account and see If this solves the problem.

4. Make sure that the system has sufficient resources to run Microsoft Access

If the systems has insufficient resources to open ADP files, try closing all currently running applications and try again.

5. Check if you have the latest updates to the operating system and drivers

Regularly updated system, drivers, and programs keep your computer secure. This may also prevent problems with Access Project files. It may be the case that the ADP files work properly with updated software that addresses some system bugs.

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