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DOC file format description

Many people share .doc files without attaching instructions on how to use it. Yet it isn’t evident for everyone which program a .doc file can be edited, converted or printed with. On this page, we try to provide assistance for handling .doc files.

3 filename extension(s) found in our database.

.doc - Microsoft Word Document

The DOC document files are related to Microsoft Word. 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.

Microsoft Word
Document files
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Microsoft Word Document related extensions:
Scriptor Script
Exocad 3D Model
eCopy Document
WAP Binary XML
XESS Worksheet
Gnuplot Script

.wp - Corel WordPerfect Document

The WP document files are related to Corel WordPerfect. The WP file is a Corel WordPerfect Document. Corel WordPerfect is a word processing application.

Corel WordPerfect
Document files
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doc, w50, w51, w52, w60, w61, wp4, wp5, wp6, wp7, wpd
Corel WordPerfect Document related extensions:
.drawio Diagram Document
Data Interchange Format
Microsoft Write Document
Comma-Delimited ASCII Text
OpenDocument Spreadsheet Template
Compressed KML Data

.wsd - WordStar 2000 Document

The WSD document files are related to WordStar 2000. 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.

WordStar 2000
Document files
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doc, ws1, ws2, ws3, ws4, ws5, ws6, ws7
WordStar 2000 Document related extensions:
Gzip Compressed WRL File
Virtual Reality World
UML eXchange Format File
Caligari TrueSpace Scene
Caligari TrueSpace Object
TI Interactive Workbook

Naturally, other applications may also use the .doc file extension. Even harmful programs can create .doc files. Be especially cautious with .doc files coming from an unknown source!

Can't open a .doc file?

When you double-click a file to open it, Windows examines the filename extension. If Windows recognizes the filename extension, it opens the file in the program that is associated with that filename extension. When Windows does not recognize a filename extension, you receive the following message:

Windows can't open this file:


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 one from a list of programs that are installed on your computer.

To avoid this error, you need to set the file association correctly.

The .doc file extension is often given incorrectly!

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

coc, dc, dco, dic, dkc, dlc, do, dod, dof, dos, dov, dox, dpc, eoc, foc

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

Similar file extensions in our database:

BiRT Actuate Query Definition File
.soc Configuration File
Progress Artix Data Services Data Model
Esterel Compiler Automaton Code
Visual Basic ActiveX Document Binary Form
MODFLOW Output Control Data

Operating systems currently supports the following operating systems:

Windows XP/Vista, Windows 7/8, Windows 10, CentOS, Debian GNU/Linux, Ubuntu Linux, FreeBSD, Mac OS X, iOS, Android

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