System Requirements
Doc Scrubber works on Windows 98, ME, NT, 2000, XP, Vista, 7.
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Share Only What You Want Microsoft Word (.DOC) files can contain more than just text you see while editing them. Depending on the settings or features you use, they may contain all kinds of additional information that you may not want shared outside your home or company. Doc Scrubber lets you see that information, and scrub it from files before sending them to others.

Powerful Features
  • Analyze Word Documents
    And discover hidden or potentially embarrassing data they may contain.

  • Scrub Word Documents
    Remove hidden or potentially embarrassing data from your documents.

  • Scrub Multiple Documents at a Time
    Scrub selected Word documents in a folder, or all documents in a folder, all at once - saving you time and effort.

  • Tested Compatibility with Word 97, 2000, and XP documents
    Doc Scrubber can clean documents from multiple versions of Word.

  • Free for all users
    Doc Scrubber is completely free for personal, educational, and business use!

The Hidden Data Word Documents can contain all sorts of extra data, commonly referred to as "metadata".

This data can include:

  • Hidden Revision Logs
  • A Unique, Identifying GUID
  • Comments, Keywords, Subjects, and other properties
  • Recent Hyperlinks
  • Last Saved Date
  • Last Edited By Information
  • Last Printed Date
  • Revision Count
  • Total Editing Time
  • and more...

Doc Scrubber can remove much of this metadata from Word documents, and can also produce an analysis of any Word document to show what metadata it contains.
  1. What versions of Microsoft Word is Doc Scrubber compatible with?
    Doc Scrubber supports Word documents in the classic .DOC format (the default format in Word 97, 2000, XP, 2003).

  2. What about the new .DOCX format used in Word 2007?
    Doc Scrubber does not currently support the new .DOCX format used by Word 2007/2008. However, this format also does not contain the same metadata as the old .DOC format.

  3. What about .DOC files created with the new version(s) of Word (2007)?
    Doc Scrubber should still work with these files, but you may find that the new version of Word simply doesn't store as much metadata in them.

  4. Do I need Doc Scrubber if I have Word 2007 and use the new .DOCX format?
    Not if you only plan on using and scrubbing the new .DOCX files. But many people still use the older .DOC format (and older versions of Word), and many older .DOC files still exist all over the Internet. Doc Scrubber lets you discover very interesting information in those files, and ensure that files that are being passed around by users of older versions of Word are clear from potentially embarassing metadata.