alphabetical list of extensions

File extension .DOC

File description

The DOC filename extension is most commonly used in the proprietary of the Microsoft Word Binary File Format. Earlier, the format was used to document files in plain text, especially of computer hardware and programs on a wide range of operating systems.

Now, the document or the DOC format file is used by the Microsoft Word along with numerous other word processing applications, including the OpenOffice. The DOC file format generally comprises of the formatted text, tables, images, print settings, page formatting and charts. With every version of the Microsoft Word program, the DOC file standards also change a bit, which may lead to some compatibility problems.

Description of the problem
If you have on your computer a .DOC file that you cannot open, you are in exactly the same situation as thousands of other people who have similar problems with this or any other unknown file.

There may be several reasons why you cannot open the file with .DOC extension. Directly on this website you can find a solution of the most common problem with the .DOC file – that you do not have on your computer the appropriate program to open the file.
Solution
From the list below, select the appropriate program, install it and double click on the icon of a file that did not want to open - the problem with the .DOC file extension should be solved. However, if this does not happen, go back to the website to learn about other possible causes of the error, which have been described at the bottom of the website.
Category
Text Files
Developer
Microsoft
Popularity
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File name: Microsoft Word Document
Programs that will open this file:
Windows
Windows
Advanced Office Repair Advanced Office Repair
Advanced Word Repair Advanced Word Repair
Kingsoft Writer Kingsoft Writer
LibreOffice LibreOffice
Microsoft Office Microsoft Office
Microsoft Word Microsoft Word
Microsoft Word Viewer Microsoft Word Viewer
Microsoft Works Microsoft Works
Office 365 Office 365
Office Regenerator Office Regenerator
OmniPage Ultimate OmniPage Ultimate
OpenOffice.org OpenOffice.org
Total PDF Converter Total PDF Converter
Word Regenerator Word Regenerator
WordPerfect Office WordPerfect Office
Mac OS
Mac OS
Apple Pages Apple Pages
AppleWorks AppleWorks
iWork Pages iWork Pages
LibreOffice LibreOffice
Microsoft Word Microsoft Word
NeoOffice NeoOffice
OmniPage Pro X OmniPage Pro X
OpenOffice.org OpenOffice.org
Linux
Linux
LibreOffice LibreOffice
OpenOffice.org OpenOffice.org
Android
Android
Kingsoft Office Kingsoft Office
Category
Text Files
Developer
Microsoft
Popularity
StarStarStar
File name: WordPad Document
Programs that will open this file:
Windows
Windows
WordPad WordPad
Mac OS
Mac OS
Microsoft Word Microsoft Word
Remember!
The .DOC file extension can correspond to several not related file formats. If there is more than one file format with the .DOC extension, you will probably find most of them at this website. Remember that you need to download a program to support a particular file type. So first look through the entire contents of the website to select a program to support just the file you have.

Other possible reasons why your .DOC file does not want to open

In addition to the problem described above, i.e. the lack of the appropriate application to support the .DOC file, there may be several reasons that cause problems with opening and operation of the data format:

1. Incorrect version of the installed application

A quite common problem is the lack of application in the appropriate version. Even if you have an application, with the help of which you should open the .DOC file, you may have a problem with it because of its version. Perhaps in previous versions the application has not yet supported the .DOC file, so download the update and check again.

2. Incorrect .DOC file association with the program

If you have already installed the appropriate application, and it is the correct version, the file may not open correctly, because the operating system does not have information that this program supports the file. So you need to "show" which program the computer should use. To do this:

  • Right-click the .DOC file
  • Go to the "Open with" - then "Choose default program ..."
  • Locate the appropriate application
  • Click "OK"

3. The file is corrupt

It also happens that the file you want to open is corrupt and therefore there is no such possibility. In this situation, you should find its different version, or ask a person from whom you got, to send it again.