How to Extract Images from Microsoft Word DOCX Files

Believe it or not, your inkjet printers can give you hours of fun. Earlier today one of my friends damaged his inkjet printer when he was trying to replace the ink cartridges with new ones. He tried to fix it for many hours by himself but only managed to cause further damage to some of the electronic parts and splatter the ink on the floor. So that’s that. Now I have to do all the printing for him. He has sent me some Microsoft Word DOCX files with images embedded in them and I am supposed to extract theses images to print them. Thanks to my colleague Sarah, I learned how to extract images from DOCX files and I am going to share it with you.

If you ever have to extract the images from a Microsoft Word DOCX document, then you can follow these steps:

  1. Install 7-Zip or WinRAR on your PC if you have not already done so.
  2. Select the DOCX document from which you want to extract the images, and hit F2 on your computer to rename this file. You can also right-click on it and select Rename from the context menu. During the renaming, change the file extension to .ZIP.Extract Images from DOCX
  3. Right-click on the renamed ZIP file and select WinRAR → Extract Here from the context menu. if you are using 7-Zip then you can choose 7-Zip → Extract Here from right-click menu.Extract Images from DOCX
  4. When all the files are extracted, you will see a new word folder. Open this word folder and then media sub-folder inside it. You will be able to see all the image files inside this media folder. You can use these image files as you wish.Extract Images from DOCX

Conclusion: Extract images from Microsoft Word DOCX documents is very easy. All you need is a simple file archiver tool like 7-Zip capable of extracting files from a ZIP archive.