Opening _DOC files

Did your computer fail to open a _DOC file? We explain what _DOC files are and recommend software that we know can open or convert your _DOC files.

What is a _DOC file?

An _DOC file is saved in a file format that was developed by Microsoft for their MS Word program and Live Mail application. These _DOC files are classified as encrypted or encoded data files that may contain document data associated with the unencrypted versions of the DOC files. These _DOC files are normally created when users transmit .doc files through the MS Live Mail application, and recipients end up getting these _DOC files instead of the .doc versions of the MS Word documents.MS Word is a document processing program that's included in the MS Office suite of productivity tools and applications. Older versions of MS Word have support for DOC files, and some newer versions need add-ons so as to support DOC files.On the other hand, Live Mail is an email application from Microsoft. This tool implements encryption and encoding protocols when transmitting .doc files via the Internet.To open documents with the .doc extension, users must delete the underscore () from the file name of the document. Afterwards, MS Word that has support for DOC files can be used to open and edit the content of these documents.

Try a universal file viewer

In addition to the products listed above, I would suggest that you try a universal file viewer like Free File Viewer. It can open over 200 different types of files - and very likely yours too! Download Free File Viewer.

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