How to open a file with .docx extension?

File Type : Document file type
Compatible with (Win10, Win8, Win7, Vista and WinXP)

You'll need a new app to open this .docx file

Searching for the right program to open .docx files?

"You'll need a new app to open this file" is probably the most common error faced by millions of Windows users every day. This is either because the program required to open a file is not available on your system or there may be other issues.


What is .docx file extension?

.docx is a file extension for documents created using Microsoft Word Processor called “WORD or MS Word”. Microsoft word is word processor with desktop publishing capabilities. The .doc files can contain formatted text, images, tables, graphs, charts, page formatting, and print settings. It is the default file extension used by Microsoft Word Versions 2007 onwards. Prior to Microsoft Word the default extension was .doc. Important: .docx files cannot be opened with MS Word versions prior to 2007. The only way to open the newer file extensions with older versions of MS Word is to use a Microsoft Compatibility Pack. This however has limitations. Not all older versions can use the compatibility pack
You can see a list of software programs here on www.easyfileopener.org that can open this file type so that you don’t need to search for it on the web. You can then open your file with this extension using a software listed below.

Software that can be used to open docxfiles:

  • Microsoft Word 2007 onwards version
  • Microsoft Word Viewer
  • File Viewer Lite
  • Microsoft Word 2013
  • Corel WordPerfect X7
  • Apache OpenOffice
  • Hancom ThinkFree Office Write
  • Kingsoft Writer
  • LibreOffice
  • Apache OpenOffice
  • Apple Pages
  • Microsoft Word For Mac
  • Microsoft Word 2011
  • Apple Pages 5.2
  • Planamesa NeoOffice
  • Hancom ThinkFree Office Write
  • LibreOffice
  • Apple Preview
  • Microsoft Office Mobile
  • Office Suite
  • Polaris Office
  • Kingsoft WPS Office for Android
  • Infraware Polaris Office
  • Google Drive
  • MobiSystems OfficeSuite Pro
  • Office 365 (Preinstalled)
  • Microsoft Word
  • Polaris Office
  • Apache OpenOffice
  • Hancom ThinkFree Office Write
  • LibreOffice