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I know that Microsoft Office files are basically just ZIP archives with a different file extension that contain XML files. However, when you select the "Encrypt with a password" option how are they stored, because when I try renaming one to a zip it isn't recognised as one and won't extract.

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I guess it uses some form of Data Spaces Structure for Rights-Managed Content.

Hope I helped.

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Wow, I forgot about this question. Thanks for the link, I'll look into it a bit more when I get the chance. – Andy Sep 1 '13 at 17:43
Good luck. Hope to hear from you soon. – Jacob Rabinsun Sep 2 '13 at 2:26

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