repair corrupted word documents RRS feed

  • Question

  • I need a piece of software, that will let me repair most or all of the data in a corrupted word document (.doc or .docx file). I don't need to hear .doc vs .odt... because these files are already corrupted in the .doc/.docx format, and I'd like to be able to recover at least some of the data. I tried to run WordRepair (a free windows tool), but the open dialog wouldn't find any documents. I'd like something, if possible. Thanks!
    Tuesday, September 9, 2014 3:08 PM


  • Word Repair Kit recovers word file data from inaccessible or corrupt Document files created with all MS Word version and Its restore data, images, forms, tables, graphs and other information from word files format. The product Capable of recovering MS Word documents of any file format like Doc, docx, dot, dotm or docm.

    Demo version at:- http://www.word.repair/

    When a Word document file is corrupted, then you can try several methods to recover it:

    1. First of all, you can try the recovery function integrated with Microsoft Word, as follows:

    1) On the File menu, click Open.
    2) In the Look in list, click the drive, folder, or Internet location that contains the file that you want to open.
    3) In the folder list, locate and open the folder that contains the file.
    4) Select the file that you want to recover.
    5) Click the arrow next to the Open button, and then click Open and Repair.
    • Marked as answer by arthurhenry Wednesday, September 10, 2014 6:09 AM
    Tuesday, September 9, 2014 6:33 PM
  • You can use Open and Repair feature of MS Office to repair unreadable or corrupt MS Word file, Here are the steps to repair the corrupt Word file To open a specific document by using the Open and Repair feature in Word, follow these steps:
    1. Start Word.
    2. On the File menu, click Open.

      Note In Word 2007 or Word 2010, click the Microsoft Office Button, and then click Open.
    3. In the Open dialog box, click to select the file that you want to open.
    4. Click the down arrow on the Open button, and then click Open and Repair.

    Otherwise you can choose some word repair utility from here http://word.filerepairtools.com/
    • Marked as answer by Greta Ge Wednesday, October 8, 2014 1:33 AM
    • Edited by Marx ZurichBanned Monday, November 24, 2014 7:26 AM
    Monday, October 6, 2014 6:09 AM

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  • What happens with the file?

    Are you getting any error message, please share the full error message.

    Microsoft offers 'Open & Repair' to repair any kind of corruption issues in the Word documents.

    Wednesday, September 17, 2014 9:05 AM