An .HDA file, also known as the HotDocs Auto-Assemble (HAD) file, is a document template file that is created by the document automation program HotDocs. The program is used as document production software for creating multiple documents adhering to similar template. As the HotDocs program is considered as a powerful tool for providing various functions, which can also be used to automatically assemble the document. It contains rules and formulas to be included and removed as information from the document. Further, the program template can be published to automatically assemble the document.
The following listing features HDA-compatible programs. Files with HDA suffix can be copied to any mobile device or system platform, but it may not be possible to open them properly on target system.
Problems with accessing HDA may be due to various reasons. Fortunately, most common problems with HDA files can be solved without in-depth IT knowledge, and most importantly, in a matter of minutes. We have prepared a listing of which will help you resolve your problems with HDA files.
The most common reason for such problems is the lack of proper applications that supports HDA files installed on the system. The solution to this problem is very simple. Download HotDocs and install it on your device. On the top of the page a list that contains all programs grouped based on operating systems supported can be found. One of the most risk-free method of downloading software is using links provided by official distributors. Visit HotDocs website and download the installer.
If the problems with opening HDA files still occur even after installing HotDocs, it is possible that you have an outdated version of the software. Check the developer’s website whether a newer version of HotDocs is available. It may also happen that software creators by updating their applications add compatibility with other, newer file formats. If you have an older version of HotDocs installed, it may not support HDA format. All of the file formats that were handled just fine by the previous versions of given program should be also possible to open using HotDocs.
After installing HotDocs (the most recent version) make sure that it is set as the default application to open HDA 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
Selecting the first-choice application in Mac OS
You closely followed the steps listed in points 1-3, but the problem is still present? You should check whether the file is a proper HDA file. It is probable that the file is corrupted and thus cannot be accessed.
If the HDA is indeed infected, it is possible that the malware is blocking it from opening. Immediately scan the file using an antivirus tool or scan the whole system to ensure the whole system is safe. HDA file is infected with malware? Follow the steps suggested by your antivirus software.
If you obtained the problematic HDA file from a third party, ask them to supply you with another copy. 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 HDA extension from the internet an error may occurred resulting in incomplete file. Try downloading the file again.
Some files require elevated access rights to open them. Log out of your current account and log in to an account with sufficient access privileges. Then open the HotDocs Auto-Assemble Format file.
If the systems has insufficient resources to open HDA files, try closing all currently running applications and try again.
Regularly updated system, drivers, and programs keep your computer secure. This may also prevent problems with HotDocs Auto-Assemble Format files. It is possible that one of the available system or driver updates may solve the problems with HDA files affecting older versions of given software.
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