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What is an SDOCX file?
An SDOCX file is a note created by Samsung Notes, a note-taking app available for Samsung devices. It is a Zip-compressed archive that contains an .XML file and a Media folder, each of which contains data saved within the note. SDOCX files can be opened with Samsung Notes or decompressed to view their contents.
Samsung Notes is a note-taking app installed on some Samsung smartphones, such as the Galaxy A7 and A10, and other devices. In 2020, Samsung Notes began saving users' notes as SDOCX files. The SDOCX format replaced the .SDOC format, which Samsung Notes previously used to save users' notes.
Contrary to what you might expect, SDOCX files are not text files. Instead, they are Zip-compressed archives that contain an XML file and a Media folder. The XML file contains a note's text and other data, while the Media folder contains any images, videos, or other media saved within the note.
During the transition from the SDOC to SDOCX format, some users experienced problems opening notes in the updated version of Samsung Notes. For example, users who had locked a note that was saved as an SDOC file could not open that note in the updated version of Samsung Notes, unless they unlocked the note from a device that had not yet updated to the new version of Samsung Notes.
For most users, however, Samsung Notes automatically converted their SDOC files to SDOCX files as they opened old notes. Users could also manually convert SDOC files to SDOCX files using the Old format notes → Convert option available in Samsung Notes' settings menu.
How to open an SDOCX file
On Samsung devices, you can open SDOCX files with Samsung Notes. You can also use Notes' Share function to share your SDOCX 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 SDOCX 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 SDOCX 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 SDOCX note to another file format:
- Open Samsung Notes and open the note you want to convert to another format.
- Select the More options (three vertical dots) menu. Then, select Save as file.
- 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.