Did you find or received DOCX file and your computer failed to open it? Below we will explain what is DOCX file extension and how you can open it.

What is a DOCX file ext?

File extension DOCX denotes a text file which is created by Microsoft Word. Word is an application within Microsoft Office 2007. It's a program for authoring, allowing users to create as well as share documents. DOCX is the current and upcoming format that documents belonging to Microsoft Office use. This file type uses also zip compression, which enables size reduction and has an XML architecture. DOCX is going to be an open format, which means it will be published for use by anyone. Conversion a file extension from DOCX to DOC, a previous format used by earlier editions of Microsoft Word, can be easily done using Word 2007 or the latest version. There are also other free tools online that can convert DOCX to PDF for example too.

How to open a DOCX file?

In most cases your computer should know what software program should be used to open different file types and extensions like DOCX. When you double click on the DOCX file format, it should open with appropriate software program. If you downloaded or received DOCX files for the first time and your system failed to open it then try free file viewers available on the internet after doing enough research not to fall prey to malware.

How to fix errors with DOCX files

Scan the file
Before trying to open DOCX files on your Windows make sure that it is safe to do so by running through antivirus scanner.
Update
Unable to open DOCX files with the associated software program or see an error than try updating the associated software
Do not
If none of the applications in your Windows were able to open DOCX file do not change file extension because by changing file extension you are corrupting the file. In case you already changed the extension you can revert it back to DOCX by renaming the file. Incorrect associations are the cause of many DOCX file errors.

Finally, if Windows is unable to open file extension DOCX you may have registry related errors or may not have the appropriate program installed. We strongly recommend that you run a registry scan.

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