.SDOC File Extension

Samsung Notes Note

Developer Samsung
3.5  |  102 Votes

What is an SDOC file?

An SDOC file is a note created by Samsung Notes, a note-taking app available for Samsung devices. It is a Zip-compressed archive that may contain text, handwritten notes, images, sketches, and audio. SDOC files can be opened with Samsung Notes or decompressed to view their contents.

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Samsung Notes is a note-taking app installed on some Samsung smartphones, such as the Samsung Galaxy Note and S7, and other devices. Before 2020, when a user saved a note in Samsung Notes, the note was saved as an SDOC file. Contrary to what you might expect, SDOC files are not text files. Instead, they are Zip-compressed archives that contain the text, image, and other files that make up a note.

In 2020, Samsung replaced the SDOC format with the .SDOCX format. Now, when users open SDOC files in Samsung Notes, the app automatically converts those files into SDOCX files. Users can also manually convert their SDOC files to SDOCX files using the Old format notes → Convert option available in Samsung Notes' settings menu.

How to open an SDOC file

On Samsung devices, you can open SDOC files with Samsung Notes. You can also use Notes' Share function to share your SDOC files with Google Drive, which will allow you to open your notes on other Samsung devices.

If you do not have access to Samsung Notes, you can rename your SDOC file to a .ZIP file, decompress it, and view its contents as you would any Zip archive. This will allow you to access the text and media contained within your note and manually reconstruct the note if necessary.

How to convert an SDOC file

If you want to share a note you created in Samsung Notes with someone else or open the note outside Samsung Notes, you can covert the note to a .PDF or .DOCX file. To convert an SDOC note to another file format:

  1. Open Samsung Notes and open the note you want to convert to another format.
  2. Select the More options (three vertical dots) menu. Then, select Save as file.
  3. Select the format in which you want to save your note (such as PDF file or Microsoft Word file). Then, specify what location your file should be saved in and select Save.
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Programs that open SDOC files

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Sealed Word Document

Developer Oracle
3.6  |  41 Votes

"Sealed" Word document (.DOC file) created by Oracle's IRM document protection software; locks the document so that it can only be viewed by a user with sufficient rights; used for securing the distribution of business documents and email attachments.

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SDOC files can be viewed using Oracle IRM Desktop, a program that "unseals" the documents for viewing. However, the documents can only be viewed if the user has the necessary rights. IRM software also sometimes integrates into corporate Word installations and provides an option to "seal" a document after editing it.

NOTE: Oracle IRM software also creates several other sealed file types, such as sealed .PDF files (.SPDF extension).

Programs that open SDOC files

Satra Khmer Document

Developer Driver-TC group
3.2  |  17 Votes

Document created by Satra Khmer, a program used for protecting document text; contains text that has been transposed from regular text to Satra text using the proprietary Transposition System; used for storing sensitive information.

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NOTE: The Satra Khmer user interface is displayed in the Khmer language, which is also known as Cambodian. The application is no longer available for download.

Programs that open SDOC files

Driver-TC group Satra Khmer

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