The File Extensions Database


._DOC File Extension

  • Category: Text Files
  • Format: Binary

What is an ._DOC file?

._DOC is Renamed Microsoft Word Document

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.

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.

How to solve problems with _DOC files

  • Associate the _DOC file extension with the correct application. On :
    Windows: Right click on any _DOC file and then click "Open with" > "Choose another app". Now select another program and check the box "Always use this app to open *._DOC files". Mac: Right click (or Ctrl-click) the _DOC file, then click "Open with" > "Other...". Then choose another program and check the "Always Open With" box. Linux: Right click on the file, and select "Open with" and choose another program. iPhone: Tap the file. If you do not see an app to open the file, then tap Share "Share" and choose an app. Alternatively, save the file. Then open the Files app Files app. There long-press on the file, then release your finger. You will see a black menu bar. Then tap "Share" and select an app. Android: Tap the Settings icon on your smartphone, then tap on the Apps section. There tap the Options icon in the top right-hand corner of the screen to change the default apps.
  • Update your software that should actually open ._DOC is Renamed Microsoft Word Document. Because only the current version supports the latest _DOC file format. Search, therefore, e.g. on the N/A manufacturer website after an available ._DOC is Renamed Microsoft Word Document update.
  • To make sure that your _DOC file is not corrupted or virus-infected, get the file again and scan it with antivirus software.