Office 2007 MIME types for Apache

when downloading Office 2007 Word (docx) document from an Apache hosted site, the file either comes up garbled (application/octet-stream) or opens up a zip folder. This is usually the case when you have a mime-type and content-type mismatch and can get even uglier.. so what’s the solution? You have to define new Office 2007 mime types in your web server (or more precisely, server-side mime type database) so it knows how to communicate the content properly to the web browser.

Just open your mime.types and add this:

application/vnd.openxmlformats docx pptx xlsx

Restart the Apache service and you’re set.



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