What is a DOC File?

DOC file format is an integral part of MS Word. It supports MS Word 97-2003. The upgraded version of DOCX has been launched for the latest versions. DOC is also associated with Legacy Word Document because it supports MS Word 97-2003. Now, most users have switched to DOCX. Fortunately, DOC data can be accessed in DOCX.

App Category

It is listed in the category of Legacy Word Document. It also comes in the category of document file format.

App Supported

Even if it is deprecated, it supports the latest versions of MS Word. It also supports other apps.

  • WordPad
  • WordPerfect
  • AbiWord
  • LibreOffice


The owner of DOC is Microsoft.


  • application/doc
  • application/msword
  • application/vnd.msword
  • appl/text
  • application/word
  • application/vnd.ms-word
  • application/winword
  • application/x-msword
  • zz-application/zz-winassoc-doc

File Signature

OLECF is the file signature.

Read & View DOC files

Users can view and read DOC files in MS Word.