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ADT File Extension

ACT! Document Template
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    Sage Software
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What is ADT file?

ADT filename suffix is mostly used for ACT! Document Template files. ACT! Document Template format was developed by Sage Software. ADT files are supported by software applications available for devices running Windows. ADT file format, along with 1326 other file formats, belongs to the Data Files category. The software recommended for managing ADT files is Sage ACT.

Programs which support ADT file extension

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

Programs that support ADT file

Windows Windows

How to open file with ADT extension?

Being unable to open files with ADT extension can be have various origins. Fortunately, most common problems with ADT files can be solved without in-depth IT knowledge, and most importantly, in a matter of minutes. The following is a list of guidelines that will help you identify and solve file-related problems.

Step 1. Download and install Sage ACT

Install software to open ADT file The main and most frequent cause precluding users form opening ADT files is that no program that can handle ADT files is installed on user’s system. The solution to this problem is very simple. Download Sage ACT and install it on your device. The full list of programs grouped by operating systems can be found above. If you want to download Sage ACT installer in the most secured manner, we suggest you visit website and download from their official repositories.

Step 2. Check the version of Sage ACT and update if needed

Update software that support file extension ADTIf you already have Sage ACT installed on your systems and ADT files are still not opened properly, check if you have the latest version of the software. Software developers may implement support for more modern file formats in updated versions of their products. If you have an older version of Sage ACT installed, it may not support ADT format. The most recent version of Sage ACT is backward compatible and can handle file formats supported by older versions of the software.

Step 3. Set the default application to open ADT files to Sage ACT

After installing Sage ACT (the most recent version) make sure that it is set as the default application to open ADT files. The method is quite simple and varies little across operating systems.

Associate software with ADT file on Windows

Change the default application in Windows

  • Clicking the ADT with right mouse button will bring a menu from which you should select the Open with option
  • Select Choose another app → More apps
  • Finally select Look for another app on this PC, point to the folder where Sage ACT is installed, check the Always use this app to open ADT files box and conform your selection by clicking OK button
Associate software with ADT file on Mac

Change the default application in Mac OS

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

Step 4. Ensure that the ADT file is complete and free of errors

Should the problem still occur after following steps 1-3, check if the ADT file is valid. Being unable to access the file can be related to various issues.

Check ADT file for viruses
1. Verify that the ADT in question is not infected with a computer virus

If the file is infected, the malware that resides in the ADT file hinders attempts to open it. Immediately scan the file using an antivirus tool or scan the whole system to ensure the whole system is safe. ADT file is infected with malware? Follow the steps suggested by your antivirus software.

2. Verify that the ADT file’s structure is intact

Did you receive the ADT 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. It could happen the the download process of file with ADT extension was interrupted and the file data is defective. Download the file again from the same source.

3. Verify whether your account has administrative 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 Sage ACT

If the system is under havy load, it may not be able to handle the program that you use to open files with ADT extension. In this case close the other applications.

5. Verify that your operating system and drivers are up to date

Regularly updated system, drivers, and programs keep your computer secure. This may also prevent problems with ACT! Document Template files. It may be the case that the ADT files work properly with updated software that addresses some system bugs.

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