DOC file format description

Many people often share .doc files without providing instructions on how to use them. This can make it difficult for users to determine which program is compatible for editing, converting, or printing .doc files. To address this issue, we have created this page to offer assistance and guidance on handling .doc files. We provide information on compatible software, editing instructions and conversion options to help users effectively interact with .doc files.

Our aim is to simplify the process and promote seamless use of the .doc file format.

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:
PDF/X Document
MindGenius v1 Document Backup
Cubetto 5.0 Compressed XML Document
GEUS Document
LaTeX Document
MindGenius Mind Map

.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:
Randy Tab Guitar Tablature
Adobe InDesign Library
HiCAD Old Drawing
3D Fassade Plus CAD Document
Equation Illustrator Vector Shapes
Bitware Fax Document

.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:
PC Write Text Document
OmniPage Language Data
PTC Creo FEM Neutral Format Document
DeckTools Custom Rail Design
MindMaple Map Document
ASCII Armored GPG/PGP File

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!

Based on searches conducted on our site in the past year, we have compiled a list of the most common misspellings. These frequent misspellings can cause confusion and hinder search accuracy. By providing this list, we aim to assist users in finding the correct information more easily and improving their overall search experience 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?

There is a possibility that the .doc filename extension is misspelled. To assist users in identifying potential errors, we provide a list of similar file extensions in our database.

Filename extensions similar to .doc:

Digital Line Graph Optional Vector Data
DesignCAD Document
Stata Batch File
FUEL Game Data
Sonic Object Configuration Data
Avid DekoCast Data

Operating systems

At, we strive to provide a seamless user experience by ensuring compatibility with a wide range of operating systems. The following is a comprehensive list of the operating systems currently supported by

Windows XP/Vista, Windows 7/8/10, Windows 11, CentOS, Debian GNU/Linux, Ubuntu Linux, FreeBSD, macOS, Mac OS X, iOS, Android

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