How to Rescue Inline Images From a DOCX File

“If you rename the .docx file to .zip, you can open it,” writes SwiftOnSecurity , security specialist / parody account for Taylor Swift. Then you can capture images and videos that have been embedded in the document as separate files. Swift followers have some other 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 compress a large .docx file by shrinking its inline images:

Here are some more interchangeable file formats:

All this is dizzying.

Unfortunately, you cannot serially link the .html file to the .zip file, the answer says. You also can’t open a password-protected .docx that way, says the other answer . So your computer is only slightly magical.


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