How to Rescue Embedded Images From a DOCX File – Info Tips and Tricks

The files are IN the computer!
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“If you rename a .docx file to .zip you can open it,” tweets SwiftOnSecurity, the security professional/Taylor Swift parody account. Then you can grab images and video that were embedded in the document, all as separate files. Swift’s followers have more great tips for rescuing data from different file formats. For example, you can use Swift’s method to open a corrupted .docx file:

You can even use it to shrink a large .docx file by downsizing its embedded images:

Here are some more interchangeable file formats:

This is all kind of dizzying.

Unfortunately, you can’t daisy-chain an .html file into a .zip file, says a reply. You also can’t open a password-protected .docx this way, says another reply. So your computer is only slightly magic.


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