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How to recover data from or repair a corrupt Word 2010 file RRS feed

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  • I created a password-protected Word 2010 doc at work, brought it home using a flash disk, tried opening it using Word 2007, and it won't open. The annoying thing is, it doesn't even present me with a password-entry box. Word runs, but flat refuses to open the doc. I have the password, but what bloody good is it when I'm not presented with the password-input dialogue?
    OpenOffice Writer yields no joy, and WordPad tells me the document is either 'Corrupt or protected under Rights Management.' NotePad opens it quite willingly, and I see frequent references to 'encryption' that look coherent, with large blocks of text that did look so.
    Winzip says the file is 'not a valid archive', which an unencrypted Word 2010 file should be a valid archive.
    Is there anything I can do to recover this file?
    Wednesday, July 30, 2014 3:22 PM

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