.AD File Extension

After Dark Screensaver File

The AD file extension stands for After Dark Screensaver. It contains encoded data in the AppleDouble format with the data fork that makes it possible to open in non-macOS UNIX environments. AD files a...

General Information

Title AD File Extension
Extension .ad
Full Form After Dark Screensaver File
File Type Screensaver File
Developer Berkeley Systems
MIME Type application/octet-stream

File Function

Primary Function Screensaver animation
Additional Functions Store settings, graphics
Features Animated, Configurable

File Characteristics

Quality Fixed resolution
Supports Layers No
Supports Transparency Depends on screensaver
Editable Not directly

Use Cases

Desktop Customization Yes
Personal Entertainment Yes
Nostalgic Preservation Yes

Security and Practices

Security Risks Executable code
Best Practices Virus scanning, Authentic source

Historical/Version Information

Initial Release Early 1990s
Latest Version Discontinued

Associated Types

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Software Compatibility

Software Usage Policy OS Compatibility
After Dark Discontinued Windows, Macintosh
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