Solved What was Word file extension before .doc?

November 6, 2019 at 17:09:53
Specs: Macintosh
I understand that to open the documents that show up as "Unix executable" on my Mac, I need to add the file extension of the version in which they were created. These documents were created prior to 1997, where it seems the .doc extension applies. Although when I add ".doc" to these documents they will sometimes show up in the finder window, they still won't open. Any ideas?

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November 7, 2019 at 06:12:16
See if these links are of any help?

https://discussions.apple.com/threa...

https://www.mac-forums.com/forums/m...

Even try right click on the file and select "open with" and choose whichever app to use?



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November 6, 2019 at 17:32:18
Probably .rtf or .txt

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November 6, 2019 at 18:33:12
For MS Word it has always been .doc from as far back as I can remember.

If .doc does not work it may be a Template file, so try .DOT
and as a last resort you could try .WBK which was a back up copy of a word .doc file.

Also are you sure they are MS Word files, because both Wordperfect and MacWrite were also available in that era and were in fairly common use.

MIKE

http://www.skeptic.com/


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November 6, 2019 at 21:42:31
Isn't a "Unix executable" a program, not a document?

If so, you would need to use an editor capable of viewing
binary files. They often contain some human-readable text
which can provide clues about the file's origin and purpose.
That can work even if your computer has misidentified the
filetype of the mystery file.

-- Jeff, in Minneapolis


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November 7, 2019 at 06:12:16
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See if these links are of any help?

https://discussions.apple.com/threa...

https://www.mac-forums.com/forums/m...

Even try right click on the file and select "open with" and choose whichever app to use?


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