Word documents are really ZIP files!? How to extract photos from a Word doc

Did you know that a Word document is really just a ZIP file presented as a .docx? Give it a try by renaming a .docx to .zip and you’ll see you can open it and see the contents.

I needed to extract several images from a Word doc and by doing this you will find a Media folder in the zip file that contains the original images (that Word may have compressed).

Credit to http://www.thewindowsclub.com/extract-images-word-document for the tip


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