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._DOC File Extension

File TypeRenamed Microsoft Word Document

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This file is saved in a binary format, which requires a specific program to read its contents.

What is a _DOC file?

A _DOC file is a Microsoft Word document with the .doc extension changed to ._doc. It is a .DOC file, which may include formatted text, images, graphs, tables, and charts. _DOC files may be renamed to "._doc" files by an email program to prevent the file from being blocked by an email service.

More Information

Another reason why a _DOC file may be created by an email program, such as Windows Live Mail, is if the filename ends with a "." before the "." in the extension. For example, the email program changes sample..doc to sample._doc. This also commonly occurs with .DOCX, .XLS, and .XLSX files.

You can rename _DOC files by changing the "._doc" extension to ".doc". After renaming the file, you can open it as a standard DOC file. Some programs that can open DOC files are Microsoft Word, Corel WordPerfect, LibreOffice Writer, and Apple Pages.

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Programs that open _DOC files
Windows
Rename to ".doc" then open as a DOC file
Mac
Rename to ".doc" then open as a DOC file
Updated 6/4/2018

About _DOC Files

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