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FDOC File Extension

Microsoft XPS Document Settings
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    Microsoft Corporation
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What is FDOC file?

FDOC filename suffix is mostly used for Microsoft XPS Document Settings files. Microsoft XPS Document Settings format was developed by Microsoft Corporation. Files with FDOC extension may be used by programs distributed for Linux, Mac OS, Windows platform. Files with FDOC extension are categorized as Settings Files files. The Settings Files subset comprises 1290 various file formats. Windows Notepad supports FDOC files and is the most frequently used program to handle such files, yet 4 other tools may also be used. Windows Notepad software was developed by Microsoft Corporation, and on its official website you may find more information about FDOC files or the Windows Notepad software program.

Programs which support FDOC file extension

The following list contains programs grouped by 3 operating systems that support FDOC files. Files with FDOC suffix can be copied to any mobile device or system platform, but it may not be possible to open them properly on target system.

Programs that support FDOC file

How to open file with FDOC extension?

Being unable to open files with FDOC extension can be have various origins. What is important, all common issues related to files with FDOC extension can be resolved by the users themselves. The process is quick and doesn’t involve an IT expert. The list below will guide you through the process of addressing the encountered problem.

Step 1. Install Windows Notepad software

Install software to open FDOC file Problems with opening and working with FDOC files are most probably having to do with no proper software compatible with FDOC files being present on your machine. This one is an easy one. Select Windows Notepad or one of the recommended programs (for example, TextEdit, Microsoft XPS Viewer, NotePad++ text editor) and download it from appropriate source and install on your system. On the top of the page a list that contains all programs grouped based on operating systems supported can be found. If you want to download Windows Notepad installer in the most secured manner, we suggest you visit Microsoft Corporation website and download from their official repositories.

Step 2. Update Windows Notepad to the latest version

Update software that support file extension FDOCIf you already have Windows Notepad installed on your systems and FDOC files are still not opened properly, check if you have the latest version of the software. It may also happen that software creators by updating their applications add compatibility with other, newer file formats. The reason that Windows Notepad cannot handle files with FDOC may be that the software is outdated. The latest version of Windows Notepad should support all file formats that where compatible with older versions of the software.

Step 3. Set the default application to open FDOC files to Windows Notepad

If you have the latest version of Windows Notepad installed and the problem persists, select it as the default program to be used to manage FDOC on your device. The method is quite simple and varies little across operating systems.

Associate software with FDOC file on Windows

Change the default application in Windows

  • Clicking the FDOC with right mouse button will bring a menu from which you should select the Open with option
  • Select Choose another app → More apps
  • The last step is to select Look for another app on this PC option supply the directory path to the folder where Windows Notepad is installed. Now all that is left is to confirm your choice by selecting Always use this app to open FDOC files and clicking OK.
Associate software with FDOC file on Mac

Change the default application in Mac OS

  • From the drop-down menu, accessed by clicking the file with FDOC extension, select Information
  • Find the Open with option – click the title if its hidden
  • Select Windows Notepad and click Change for all...
  • A message window should appear informing that This change will be applied to all files with FDOC extension. By clicking Continue you confirm your selection.

Step 4. Ensure that the FDOC file is complete and free of errors

Should the problem still occur after following steps 1-3, check if the FDOC file is valid. Problems with opening the file may arise due to various reasons.

Check FDOC file for viruses
1. Check the FDOC file for viruses or malware

Should it happed that the FDOC is infected with a virus, this may be that cause that prevents you from accessing it. Scan the FDOC file as well as your computer for malware or viruses. FDOC file is infected with malware? Follow the steps suggested by your antivirus software.

2. Check whether the file is corrupted or damaged

Did you receive the FDOC file in question from a different person? Ask him/her to send it one more time. During the copy process of the file errors may occurred rendering the file incomplete or corrupted. This could be the source of encountered problems with the file. It could happen the the download process of file with FDOC extension was interrupted and the file data is defective. Download the file again from the same source.

3. Ensure that you have appropriate access rights

Some files require elevated access rights to open them. Switch to an account that has required privileges and try opening the Microsoft XPS Document Settings file again.

4. Make sure that the system has sufficient resources to run Windows Notepad

If the system is under havy load, it may not be able to handle the program that you use to open files with FDOC extension. In this case close the other applications.

5. Verify that your operating system and drivers are up to date

Latest versions of programs and drivers may help you solve problems with Microsoft XPS Document Settings files and ensure security of your device and operating system. Outdated drivers or software may have caused the inability to use a peripheral device needed to handle FDOC files.

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