.DOCX File Extension

File Type:
Microsoft Word Open XML Document

Having trouble opening .docx extension? Don't panic! This page explains what docx files are as well as suggests programs you may use to open docx files. You can download these programs through this page.

What is a DOCX file?

Docx file extension has Microsoft Word Open XML Document file type, developed by Microsoft, which is associated with the "text files" category.

Generated by Microsoft Word as well as any other word processing program, the file is used for storing formatted text. It can also provide a number of other elements, including images and drawn objects.

DOCX files involve the Open XML format. They are similar to .DOC files; however, the later contains document data, using a single binary file.

To learn how you can open the given file, read the information below.

docx file icon
File Type:
Microsoft Word Open XML Document
Text Files

How to open DOCX file?

Double click the docx file to open it. The file will open automatically if file associations have been correctly installed and there is a proper program on your computer; if not, file associations may be corrupted and your OS either cannot find the proper program, or you might not have one for opening the file. First, we recommend downloading our utility to fix file association errors; then, you can download any program for opening the .docx extension from the ones suggested below. If you are certain there is nothing wrong with the file associations, you may proceed to method 2 right away; besides, if you can't make up your mind when choosing the right program, use Universal File Viewer from the last method.

Method 1: Fix file association errors

Follow these steps in order to automatically fix the docx extension associations' problem in no time:

  • Step 1: Click on "Download Solution" to download automatic tool provided by WikiExt.
  • Step 2: Click "Start Scan" to identify all potential issues.
  • Step 3: Review scan results and click "Fix Items".

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Method 2: Download the appropriate software

The given list provides programs which may be used for opening or converting the docx file. Choose the proper program for your OS, and click it to start the download or proceed to the developer's website.

Programs that open DOCX files

Method 3: Use universal file viewer

In addition to the list of programs above, we recommend using Universal File Viewer. This tool can open over 250 file extensions and, most likely, it will be able to open the docx file as well. Download Universal File Viewer for your OS.

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