File Extension Library

._DOCX File Extension

  • Category: Text Files

What are ._DOCX files and how to open them?

Can't open ._DOCX file? Are you wondering what it contains? On our site we will explain to you what this file is, what it is used for and what software opens the ._DOCX file.

What is a ._DOCX file extension?

._DOCX file extension has been classified as Text Files.

._DOCX is Renamed Microsoft Word Open XML Document

A _DOCX file is a Microsoft Word Open XML document with the .docx extension changed to ._docx. It is a .DOCX file, which includes formatted text, images, graphs, tables, and charts. _DOCX files may be renamed to "._docx" files by an email program to prevent the file from being blocked by an email service.

Another reason why a _DOCX 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..docx to sample._docx. This also commonly occurs with .DOC, .XLS, and .XLSX files.

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

How to fix problems with ._DOCX files

  1. You need to update the application that you normally use to open ._DOCX files. Only the latest version of the software supports the current ._DOCX file format
  2. You need to check the ._DOCX file for viruses. To do this, you need to scan it with a popular antivirus (Norton, Nod32, Kaspersky, Dr.Web, etc.)