.ESD File Extension

.ESD File Extension

File Type 1

Windows Electronic Software Download File

Developer Microsoft
4.1  |  61 Votes
Category Misc Files
Format Binary

What is an ESD file?

File used by Microsoft's Electronic Software Download (ESD) software, a technology that is used for downloading purchased Microsoft products; saves the downloaded software in an encrypted format (an encrypted .WIM file); used for installing and upgrading purchased software.

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ESD files are sometimes seen when upgrading to Windows 7 or Windows 8 using the Microsoft Upgrade Assistant or when purchasing the software through the Microsoft online store.

A common directory to find downloaded ESD files is:


Common ESD Filenames

WinPayload.esd - The file downloaded when purchasing and installing Windows 8 using Microsoft's upgrade assistant.

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Programs that open ESD files

Microsoft Windows 8 Upgrade Assistant
Updated December 10, 2012
File Type 2

Easy Street Draw Casebook File

Developer SmartSafety Software
2.0  |  1 Votes
Category Data Files
Format Binary

What is an ESD file?

An ESD file contains a casebook, which includes one or more diagrams created by Easy Street Draw, a tool used to re-create traffic collisions. It stores one or more drawings, which include streets, symbols, and text that depict a traffic incident. ESD files may also include image, audio, video, or .PDF file attachments that enhance the depiction of the collision.

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Screenshot of a .esd file in SmartSafety Software Easy Street Draw 6
ESD file open in SmartSafety Software Easy Street Draw 6

Local and state public officials commonly use Easy Street Draw to re-create and document traffic incidents. You can use the software to create streets from scratch or generate them from imported maps and add symbols, such as vehicles, pedestrians, and roadway objects, to illustrate the collision(s).

When saving a casebook, Easy Street Draw creates an ESD file to store the contents. After saving the file, you can close it, re-open it, and continue editing the casebook.

To save a casebook as an ESD file with Easy Street Draw, select File → Save or Save As. When you are done editing your casebook, you can select File → Export to export an ESD file as an .XML, PDF, or .PPT file.

How do I open an ESD file?

You can open ESD files with Easy Street Draw in Windows. To open an ESD file, select File → Open.

Programs that open ESD files

Updated June 9, 2021

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