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.docx processed as Zip
« on: March 30, 2020, 09:44:25 PM »
I'm using the tool on a Linux system to examine a .docx Word file, however it processes the file as .zip.  I get that office documents are zip files underneath the hood but I'm pretty sure there's a way to it to examine everything.  What am I doing wrong?



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Re: .docx processed as Zip
« Reply #1 on: March 30, 2020, 09:51:06 PM »
Hi Troy,

ExifTool tries to identify word files and extract metadata from the appropriate XML section.  Send the file to me and I'll take a look (philharvey66 at

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