File Extension DOC

.DOC File

File extension: DOC
File type: Document
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Notes about the DOC file extension:



Incorrect file associations could be the result of underlying issues within your PC system. As such it is highly recommended to scan your PC for invalid registry entries, unused processes and other unfavourable system settings to identify slowdown issues.

The DOC file type is primarily associated with 'Word' by Microsoft Corporation.

Office Word is an authoring program that gives you the ability to create and share documents using a set of writing tools.

Different versions of Word may have slightly different initial file contents. Use TrID to determine the version of Word.

Are you trying to access older Word or PowerPoint documents in Office 2003 and can't? The original Office 2003 will not open older documents that have Office 2000 Clip Art in them. Check the Microsoft site for a critical update that fixes this.

Note: This file type can become infected and should be carefully scanned if someone sends you a file with this extension. The OpenOffice Suite (among others) can open/save .DOC files.


Detailed information for file extension DOC:


Primary association: Word
Company: Microsoft Corporation
Mime type: application/msword [official]
application/doc, appl/text, application/vnd.msword, application/vnd.ms-word, application/winword, application/word, application/x-msw6, application/x-msword
Identifying characters Hex: D0 CF 11 E0 A1 B1 1A E1 00 , ASCII:
Program ID: Word.Document.6 , Word.Document.8 , WordDocument , WordPad.Document.1
Related links: Free Microsoft Viewer, Jarte Word Processor, OpenOffice.org, TextMaker Viewer, Zoho Viewer (Web Viewer)

Other applications associated with file type DOC:

  • BIFF File by Microsoft Corporation
  • DeskMate (Document)DeskMate was a software application that provided an operating environment that competed with early versions of Microsoft Windows. It originally was made for Tandy's TRS-DOS Operating System and for their TRS-80 line of computers, but eventually shifted to PC. The identifying characters used for this association are - Hex: 0D 44 4F 43 , ASCII: DOC Related links: Wikipedia DeskMate Page
  • DisplayWrite 4 File
  • Document or DocumentationSometimes an ASCII text file.
  • FrameMaker/FrameBuilder (Document) by Adobe Systems Incorporated The Mime types used with this association are: application/vnd.framemaker, application/x-maker, application/x-framemaker, application/x-fm.
  • Interleaf Document Format
  • Mastercam (Material Files) by CNC Software, Inc., Mastercam has solutions for milling, turning, wire EDM and design. , , This file is usually in the .\MILL6 folder. , This association is classified as CAD/CAM.
  • Maybe RTFSometimes a document in Rich Text Format (RTF) will be saved with a .DOC extension. You can tell by opening the file in a text editor and looking at its format.Related links: Jarte Word Processor
  • Palm Pilot DOC File Format
  • Perfect Office (Document) by Perfect OfficeAn alternate office suite. The identifying characters used for this association are - Hex [Postion 1]: CF 11 E0 A1 B1 1A E1 00
  • Word (DOT File) by Microsoft Corporation, Office Word is an authoring program that gives you the ability to create and share documents using a set of writing tools. Word templates can be stored in a .DOC file and Word will recognize them as .DOT files when it tries to open the file. , , Note: This file type can become infected and should be carefully scanned if someone sends you a file with this extension. ,

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Important: Invalid file associations could be the result of underlying issues within your Windows PC. It is highly recommended that you scan your PC for invalid registry entries, unused processes and other slowdown issues.

Technical data

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System Info for File Extension .DOC

The following listing is compiled from the database produced by the 'Associate This!' program, selected data from the main FILExt database and information FILExt collected directly from user systems.

ProgramID: 602Text.Document, FileType: 602Text Document, AppName: 602Text
EXEFile: 602Text.exe

ProgramID: CorelDRAW.Graphic.11, FileType: CorelDRAW 11.0 Graphic, AppName: CorelDRAW(R)
EXEFile: coreldrw.exe

ProgramID: Frigate3.view, FileType: HTML Document, AppName: Frigate3

ProgramID: soffice6.doc, FileType: Microsoft Word Document, AppName: OpenOffice.org 1.1.0

ProgramID: Word.Document.6, FileType: Microsoft Word 6.0 - 7.0 Document

ProgramID: Word.Document.6, FileType: Microsoft Word Document, AppName: Microsoft Word for Windows® 95

ProgramID: Word.Document.8, FileType: Microsoft Word Document, AppName: Microsoft Office Word

ProgramID: Word.Document.8, FileType: Microsoft Word Document, AppName: Microsoft Word
EXEFile: WINWORD.EXE

ProgramID: Word.Document.8, FileType: Microsoft Word Document, AppName: Microsoft Word for Windows® 97

ProgramID: Word.Document.8, FileType: Microsoft Word Document, AppName: Microsoft Word Viewer for Windows® 97
EXEFile: wordview.exe

ProgramID: WordDocument, FileType: Microsoft Word 2.0 Document

ProgramID: WordPad.Document.1, FileType: Wordpad Document, AppName: Rights Management Add-on for Internet Explorer

ProgramID: WordPad.Document.1, FileType: Wordpad Document, AppName: WordPad
EXEFile: WORDPAD.EXE

ProgramID: wp10doc, FileType: WordPerfect 10 Document, AppName: WordPerfect(R) 10

ProgramID: soffice6.doc
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\OpenOffice.org1.0.2\program\soffice.exe -o %1

ProgramID: Wordview.Document.8
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\WORDVI~1\OFFICE11\WORDVIEW.EXE /n /dde

ProgramID: Word.Document.8
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Microsoft Office\OFFICE11\WINWORD.EXE /n /dde

ProgramID: 602Text.Document
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Software602\602Pro PC SUITE\602Text\exec\602Text.exe %1

ProgramID: EasyWord.Document
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\EasyOffice\EASYWORD.EXE %1

ProgramID: WordPad.Document.1
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Windows NT\Accessoires\WORDPAD.EXE %1

ProgramID: WP12Doc
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\WordPerfect Office 12\Programs\wpwin12.exe %1

ProgramID: AbiSuite.AbiWord
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\AbiSuite2\AbiWord\bin\AbiWord.exe %1

ProgramID: wp10doc
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Corel\WordPerfect Office 2002\Programs\Wpwin10.exe %1

ProgramID: Atlantis.Document
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Atlantis\Atlantis.exe %1

ProgramID: WP13Doc
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\WordPerfect Office X3\Programs\wpwin13.exe

ProgramID: GoogleToolbar.doc.1
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\MOZILL~1\firefox.exe -GoogleToolbar .doc

ProgramID: OpenOffice.org.doc
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\OpenOffice.org 2.2\program\soffice.exe -o

ProgramID: rtffile
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Windows NT\Accessoires\WORDPAD.EXE

ProgramID: docFile
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Microsoft Office2007\Office12\WINWORD.EXE

ProgramID: GoogleToolbar.doc.1
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Mozilla Firefox 3.5 Beta 4\firefox.exe -GoogleToolbar .doc


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