Repair Word File

What is MS Word?

Microsoft Word is Microsoft's flagship word processing software. This Word processor is highly effective in the creation of text documents. The real big advantage of using a word processor is that you can make changes including correct spelling; adding, removing, formatting, or even inserting images effortlessly and instantly. And, once you have created a document, you can print it, save it as per you requirement for later modifications.

Reasons that Arises Difficulty in Accessing MS Word File

At times, situations do arise where it gets really hard to access Microsoft Word document. In fact, following are some of the most common error messages that restrict user from opening a Microsoft Word document like:

  • "The document name or path is not valid. Try these suggestions. Check the file permissions for the document or drive. Use the File Open dialog box to locate the document."
  • "Word cannot open the document: user does not have access privileges."

If we talk about the cause of MS Word file corruption then these are few most common reasons that make MS Word file corrupt.

Round-tripping - One of the most common causes of document corruption is when a document gets converted from one format to another and vice versa frequently. You keep performing act like converting file from Word to RTF, or RTF to Word or Word to Excel and back into Word. This sort of activity is generally referred as round-tripping. It is always sensible to avoid any such round-tripping because it increases the chances of document corruption very much.

Copying from Disks/CDs/Flash Disks - Another common cause for MS Word file corruption is yet another common exercise that many of us follow like storing, accessing, and saving a file from CD or flash drive. No doubt, a CD is valuable for transporting files, but once you are ready to work on the file again, just be sure to save the file to the respective location in your computer’s hard drive.

Word Macro Virus - Another reason for word file corruption could be the result of infection by a macro virus. A macro virus takes benefit of Word’s structure and functionality to replicate and trigger when certain events take place.

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Ways to Recover the Corrupt MS Word File Corruption

In order to overcome from issue that restricts easy accessing of MS Word file, it is important that you follow few steps mentioned below:

Check that the corrupted Word file name is in the format “name.doc” Generally, the normal format to name any MS Word file is (name of your file, then a dot (“.”) followed with the extension “doc”, for example Samy.doc. If it is different than right click on the file, select “Rename” and modify the file’s name to this format.
Opt for a newer version of Word (e.g. Microsoft Word 2007) featured with a repair option. To see if yours does, open Word, select File –> Open, choose the corrupted file (but don’t open it yet). You will notice that next to where it says “Open”, there is a little drop-down arrow. Click on this and change the option to “Open and Repair”, then click on it.
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Open corrupted Word file with Open Office
  • From Program Files menu, open “Openoffice.org Writer” (Go to Start –> Programs –> Openoffice.org –> openoffice.org Writer)
  • Use Openoffice Writer to open your corrupted file (File –> Open)
  • Once opened, save it again using File –> Save As and just try to ensure that you have changed the “Save as type” in the menu to Microsoft Word 97/2000/XP (or the version that you have)
  • Open your reclaimed file in Word

But even after following the steps mentioned above, if you are not able to fix this issue then make use of repair word file software.

The repair word file software is primarily designed for effective data recovery from corrupted Microsoft Word documents. By using an ideal word recovery application, you can always avoid the loss of important information. The software scans the corrupt file and exports all available data from the file. In fact, the software is equipped with user friendly & GUI features that allows even non-technical person to carry out fast data recovery from the corrupt word files. This utility is also integrated with advanced algorithms that ensure quick word file recovery.

Standard Features of Repair Word File Software
  • Recovers data, OLE objects, images, forms, graphs, hyperlinks, tables, and all other information from damaged Word files with complete accuracy
  • Programmed in such a manner that one can repair Word files having .doc, .dot, .docx, .docm, dotx, and .dotm formats
  • Capable of repairing multiple Word documents in just a single repair cycle
  • Provides different internal algorithms for different Word versions and damage situations
  • Maintains original structure, formatting, properties, layout and consistency of Word files
  • Supports recovering Word files having UNICODE characters in their names
  • Competent enough to recover MS Word files featured with large file names or large size successfully
  • Allows users to preview the recovered data before saving them at desired location
Trial Version of Software

Available free demo version of Word Repair tool facilitates you to understand and analyze the capabilities of the utility before making any final decision to purchase it. The free demo version having no time period and can very well function exactly similar to that of the complete version but has a limitation. The demo version displays a DEMO stamp after each paragraph on every repaired Word document. Therefore, it is recommended to get rid of this limitation, user must buy the full version of the software.

Supported Versions
  • MS Word: MS Word 97, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2007, 2010 and 2013
  • Windows OS:  Windows 2000, XP, Vista, 7, 8, 8.1 and 10