.ADE File Extension

File Type:
Access Project Extension

Having trouble opening .ade extension? Don't panic! This page explains what ade files are as well as suggests programs you may use to open ade files. You can download these programs through this page.

What is an ADE file?

Ade file extension has Access Project Extension file type, developed by Microsoft, which is associated with the "database files" category.

Generated with Microsoft Access, the file stores data, that has been saved in an .ADP project file, excluding the modules, which have been written with the VBA programming language. Those are usually compiled and the source code is removed. ADE files involve compression optimizing their size and performance in Access. 

To learn how you can open the given file, read the information below.

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File Type:
Access Project Extension
Database Files

How to open ADE file?

Double click the ade file to open it. The file will open automatically if file associations have been correctly installed and there is a proper program on your computer; if not, file associations may be corrupted and your OS either cannot find the proper program, or you might not have one for opening the file. First, we recommend downloading our utility to fix file association errors; then, you can download any program for opening the .ade extension from the ones suggested below. If you are certain there is nothing wrong with the file associations, you may proceed to method 2 right away; besides, if you can't make up your mind when choosing the right program, use Universal File Viewer from the last method.

Method 1: Fix file association errors

Follow these steps in order to automatically fix the ade extension associations' problem in no time:

  • Step 1: Click on "Download Solution" to download automatic tool provided by WikiExt.
  • Step 2: Click "Start Scan" to identify all potential issues.
  • Step 3: Review scan results and click "Fix Items".

File Size: 3.04 MB, Download time: < 1 min. on DSL/ADSL/Cable

This Tool is Compatible With: Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8/8.1, 10

Method 2: Download the appropriate software

The given list provides programs which may be used for opening or converting the ade file. Choose the proper program for your OS, and click it to start the download or proceed to the developer's website.

Programs that open ADE files

Method 3: Use universal file viewer

In addition to the list of programs above, we recommend using Universal File Viewer. This tool can open over 250 file extensions and, most likely, it will be able to open the ade file as well. Download Universal File Viewer for your OS.

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