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File extension IAD

The most common cause of problems with opening the IAD file is simply the lack of appropriate applications installed on your computer. In this case, it is sufficient to find, download and install an application that supports the IAD file format - this type of programs are available below.

File type Symantec Patch Management
Developer Symantec Corporation



It should be noted that some coded data from files that your computer does not read can be sometimes previewed in a Notepad. This way, we will read passages of a text or numbers. It is worth checking if this method can also be applied to the IAD files.

What should be done when an application from the list has already been installed?

Often, an installed application should automatically link to a IAD file. If it did not happen, the IAD file can be linked with the newly installed application manually. Simply right-click on the IAD file, then from the available list select "Choose default program". Next, select "Browse" and find the application you selected. These changes have to be confirmed by pressing the "OK" button.

Programs that can open the IAD file

  • Symantec Patch ManagementSymantec Patch Management

Why can’t I open the IAD file?

However, problems with the IAD files can also have a different background. Sometimes even the software, installed on your computer, that supports the IAD files does not solve the problem. The reason for the fact that the IAD file can’t be opened and used can also be:

- an incorrect link to the IAD file in the registry entries
- corruption of a IAD file, that you want to open
- infection of a IAD file (viruses)
- insufficient computer hardware resources
- drivers out of date
- accidental deletion of the IAD file from the Windows registry
- incomplete installation of the program that supports a IAD file?

Solving these problems should allow the free opening and working with the IAD files. If the computer still has problems with the files, use the services of an expert who will diagnose a specific cause.

My computer does not show file extensions, what should I do?

In the standard Windows settings, a computer user cannot see the IAD file extension. However, you can successfully change this in the settings. Just go to "Control Panel" and select "Appearance and Personalization". Then, go to the "Folder Options" and open the "View" tab. On the "View" tab, you will find "Hide extensions for known file types" – you should mark this option and confirm by pressing "OK". At this point, the extension of all files, including the IAD files should be displayed after the file name.