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Details of extension .doc

1 extension(s) and 2 alias(es) in our database

Below, you can find answers to the following questions:

  • What is the .doc file?
  • Which program can create the .doc file?
  • Where can you find a description of the .doc format?
  • What can convert .doc files to a different format?
  • Which MIME-type is associated with the .doc extension?
Microsoft Word Document .doc file icon

Microsoft Word Document

The DOC file is a Microsoft Word Document. Microsoft Word uses a proprietary file format to store its documents. There is no official documentation available. Because the file format is very complex, most applications that can handle Word documents rely on Microsoft Word itself.
Category: Document files
Application: Microsoft Word
Program name: winword.exe
Mime-type: application/msword
Magic bytes (HEX): -
Magic string (ASCII): -
Related extensions:
.ppthtml Microsoft PowerPoint HTML Presentation
.bbl BibTeX Bibliographic Reference
.scf Lotus Symphony SpellChecker Configuration
.vdx Microsoft Visio Diagram XML
.dvi Device Independent File
Corel WordPerfect Document .wp file icon

Corel WordPerfect Document

The WP file is a Corel WordPerfect Document. Corel WordPerfect is a word processing application.
Category: Document files
Application: Corel WordPerfect
Program name: -
Mime-type: application/octet-stream
Magic bytes (HEX): -
Magic string (ASCII): -
doc, w50, w51, w52, w60, w61, wp4, wp5, wp6, wp7, wpd
Related extensions:
.cwk ClarisWorks Document
.tvc Lotus 1-2-3 Table Data
.bks Microsoft Works Spreadsheet Backup
.ppthtml Microsoft PowerPoint HTML Presentation
.xlr Microsoft Works Spreadsheet
WordStar 2000 Document .wsd file icon

WordStar 2000 Document

The WSD file is a WordStar 2000 document. WordStar was a word processor application, published by MicroPro, originally written for the CP/M operating system but later ported to DOS.
Category: Document files
Application: WordStar 2000
Program name: -
Mime-type: application/x-wordstar
Magic bytes (HEX): -
Magic string (ASCII): -
doc, ws1, ws2, ws3, ws4, ws5, ws6, ws7
Related extensions:
.wq! Quattro Pro Compressed Spreadsheet
.bzabw AbiWord Bzip2 Compressed Document
.xlk Microsoft Excel XLS Backup
.rtf Rich Text Format Document
.wcm Microsoft Works Communication Script

Other types of files may also use the .doc file extension. If you have helpful information about .doc extension, write to us!

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

We found the following similar extensions in our database:

.roc SpaceCAD Rocket Model
.dco Safetica Free Encrypted Virtual Disk Archive
.dc SPICE DC Data
.dox MultiMate Document
.odc OpenDocument Chart
.dkc Avid DekoCast Data

The .doc filename extension is often given incorrectly!

According to the searches on our site, these misspellings were the most common in the past year:

roc (1), coc (1), oc (1), eoc (1), dox (1), dos (1), dod (1), dlc (1), woc (1), dic (1), soc (1), dc (1), odc (1), foc (1), dpc (1)

Can't open a .doc file?

If you want to open a .doc file on your computer, you just need to have the appropriate program installed. If the .doc association isn't set correctly, you may receive the following error message:

Windows can't open this file:

File: example.doc

To open this file, Windows needs to know what program you want to use to open it. Windows can go online to look it up automatically, or you can manually select from a list of programs that are installed on your computer.

To change file associations:

  • Right-click a file with the extension whose association you want to change, and then click Open With.
  • In the Open With dialog box, click the program whith which you want the file to open, or click Browse to locate the program that you want.
  • Select the Always use the selected program to open this kind of file check box.

Supported operating systems

Windows Server 2016/2019/2022, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10, Windows 11, Linux, Mac OS X, macOS, iOS, Android