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How to recover a corrupted MSWord Document - corrupted graphics / corrupted tables RRS feed

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  • Hello i am hoping to find someone who can guide me in recovering a word document for me... I was working on it had my auto save set to every 4 mins and all was well. closed ms word normally only to find the next time i open i get "a table in this document has been corrupted..." 

    Just to be clear i know all about word open and repair and recovering the last saved file etc. Those are not working. I get my file back but several graphics and tables are missing/messed up. 

    I am hoping that someone has some insight into this (maybe some document repair software that works well) and can help me restore the document or at least open it somehow with the original pics showing so that at least i know how to make changes to the new document. 

    Hope this makes sense. very urgent.
    Wednesday, April 8, 2015 7:58 AM

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  • You can use Word Repair Toolbox is the best Microsoft Word file repair software that can be used on any computer without considering its configuration and technical skills of its users. 

    For more: https://www.wordrepairtoolbox.com/

    • Marked as answer by ClaudJosep Tuesday, April 14, 2015 10:51 AM
    Tuesday, April 14, 2015 8:08 AM

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  • In what format was the document saved?  As a Word 97-2003 (*.doc) or in Word Document (*.docx) format?

    If you put a copy of the document in a folder on your OneDrive that you set to be shared and then you put a copy of the link to that folder in a message that you post back here, someone may be able to recover the document for you.


    Doug Robbins - Word MVP dkr[atsymbol]mvps[dot]org

    Wednesday, April 8, 2015 9:00 AM
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    If you're using Windows 7, the built-in shadow copy centre may have an older and uncorrupted version of your file.

    • Launch Explorer, right-click the folder that contained the document and select Properties.
    • If you see a Previous Versions tab then click that.
    • If all is well then you'll see a list of entries for the folder, going back days, or maybe weeks.
    • Double-click one with a date when you know the document was readable, and try opening this older version.
    • Save it with a new name, and then repeat the process with later folder entries until you reach the point where the file became corrupted.

    If methods above didn’t work for you, you can use undelete tools like Any Data Recovery Pro (http://www.any-data-recovery.com/product/datarecoveryprofessional.htm) or Revuca (http://www.piriform.com/recuva/features) to help you find old Office temporary files. After that, rename the TMP extension to match the real document format, and then try opening it to see what you've recovered.


    • Edited by Vivi1578 Thursday, April 9, 2015 2:18 AM
    Thursday, April 9, 2015 2:16 AM
  • You can use Word Repair Toolbox is the best Microsoft Word file repair software that can be used on any computer without considering its configuration and technical skills of its users. 

    For more: https://www.wordrepairtoolbox.com/

    • Marked as answer by ClaudJosep Tuesday, April 14, 2015 10:51 AM
    Tuesday, April 14, 2015 8:08 AM