How to Open Word 95 DOC Files

Jarte can open Word 95 DOC files created by the Word word processor if the Word 95 converter file is present on the computer. The converter file is included on all versions of Windows up through Windows XP.

If you are using Windows Vista or above you can obtain the Word 95 converter file by either of the following two methods:

    Method 1: Copy From Windows XP

    Find a computer that is running Windows XP and insert a USB flash drive or floppy disk. Copy converter file C:\Program Files\Windows NT\Accessories\mswrd6.wpc. While you're at it, copy converter file C:\Program Files\Windows NT\Accessories\mswrd8.wpc too. Mswrd6.wpc is the converter file that opens Word 95 DOC files. Mswrd8.wpc is needed to open Word 97-2003 DOC files.

    Return to your own computer, start Jarte, and drag and drop the converter files to the Jarte window. Jarte will make its own copy of the converters, so now you can delete the copies you made. Exit and restart Jarte. You should now be able to open Word DOC files.

    Both converter files together total less than 0.5 MB in size. So, if you don't have easy access to a Windows XP computer just have someone who is still using Windows XP attach the converter files to an e-mail and send them to you.

    Method 2: Download From Microsoft

    Download Microsoft's Security Update for Windows NT Server 4.0 patch. Do not install the patch, just download it (it will fail to install on Windows Vista and above even if you try).

    The patch is a self-extracting CAB file that can be opened by a good zip program that supports CAB files, such as WinZip or 7-Zip. Open the patch file in the zip program. You will see the patch contains a converter file named mswd6_32.wpc. Drag and drop that file to the Jarte window. Exit and restart Jarte. You should now be able to open Word 95 DOC files.

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