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Need to repair Word documents from bad HDD. We have recovered files but all from them are unreadable: file is not MS Word file message.?

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  • Need to repair Word documents from bad HDD. We have recovered files but all from them are unreadable: file is not MS Word file message.?


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Answer #1 | 23/07 2014 16:03
I can suggest saving a texts from documents by use Word Repair Toolbox. It can extract text from corrupted .doc or .docx file of Wicrosoft Word. http://www.word.repairtoolbox.com/
Answer #2 | 24/07 2014 03:12
I don't think damaged files can be repaired. maybe you can try other Word file recovery ways which may help you find integrated files. http://www.eassos.com/blog/?p=220
Answer #3 | 24/07 2014 16:58
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. You may find more information about this at: http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/word-help/recover-the-text-from-a-damaged-document-HP005189610.aspx (for Word 2003) http://support.microsoft.com/kb/893672/en-us (for Word 2007/2010/2013) 2. If you have multiple corrupt Word documents, then you can use the VBA macro provided in article http://support.microsoft.com/kb/893672/en-us so that all the files will be opened in "Open and Repair" option automatically. 3. There are also free tools from third-parties that can open and read Microsoft Word documents, for example, 3.1 OpenOffice at http://www.openoffice.org. This is a very famous open source project that is designed to support Office file formats, including Word documents. The software can run under Windows. 3.2 AbiWord at http://www.abisource.com. This is a cross-platform tool that works under Unix and Windows. Sometimes when Word fails to open your document, these tools may be able to open it successfully. If that is the case, then after the document is opened, you can just save it as a new document which will be error-free. 4. For docx files, they are actually a group of files compressed in Zip file format. Therefore, sometimes, if the corruption is only caused by the Zip file, then you can use Zip repair tools such as WinRAR at http://www.rarlab.com to repair the file, as follows: 4.1 Assuming the corrupt document is a.docx, then you need to rename it to a.zip 4.2 Start WinRAR, go to "Tools > Repair Archive" to repair a.zip and generated a fixed file a_fixed.zip. 4.3 Rename a_fixed.zip back to a_fixed.doc 4.4 Using Word to open a_fixed.doc. There may still be some warnings when opening the fixed file in Word, just let ignore it and Word will try to open and repair the fixed file. If the file can be opened successfully, then you can just save the contents into another error-free file. 5. If all above methods does not work, then you may try third-party tools such as DataNumen Word Repair at http://www.datanumen.com/word-repair/ I have used it to repair some word documents successfully. It provides a free demo version so that you can try to see if the data you want can be recovered or not. Good luck!
Answer #4 | 23/07 2014 15:47
what program was used to recover the file? Frequently with data recovery, incomplete files are recovered.
Answer #5 | 23/07 2014 15:49
read: http://drm-assistant.com/datarescue/six-ways-to-recover-corrupted-doc-docx-files.html
Answer #6 | 08/08 2014 12:35
Follow the link mentioned at last of this answer. The given link has top 5 tips that are helpful for recovering damaged or corrupted Word file (.doc and .docx) Here is the link - http://msword.filerepairtool.net/blog/top-5-tips-repairing-damaged-doc-docx-document
Answer #7 | 23/07 2014 23:03
I can suggest saving a texts from documents by use Word Repair Toolbox. It can extract text from corrupted .doc or .docx file of Wicrosoft Word. http://www.word.repairtoolbox.com/
Answer #8 | 23/07 2014 22:47
what program was used to recover the file? Frequently with data recovery, incomplete files are recovered.
Answer #9 | 24/07 2014 10:12
I don't think damaged files can be repaired. maybe you can try other Word file recovery ways which may help you find integrated files. http://www.eassos.com/blog/?p=220
Answer #10 | 24/07 2014 23:58
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. You may find more information about this at: http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/word-help/recover-the-text-from-a-damaged-document-HP005189610.aspx (for Word 2003) http://support.microsoft.com/kb/893672/en-us (for Word 2007/2010/2013) 2. If you have multiple corrupt Word documents, then you can use the VBA macro provided in article http://support.microsoft.com/kb/893672/en-us so that all the files will be opened in "Open and Repair" option automatically. 3. There are also free tools from third-parties that can open and read Microsoft Word documents, for example, 3.1 OpenOffice at http://www.openoffice.org. This is a very famous open source project that is designed to support Office file formats, including Word documents. The software can run under Windows. 3.2 AbiWord at http://www.abisource.com. This is a cross-platform tool that works under Unix and Windows. Sometimes when Word fails to open your document, these tools may be able to open it successfully. If that is the case, then after the document is opened, you can just save it as a new document which will be error-free. 4. For docx files, they are actually a group of files compressed in Zip file format. Therefore, sometimes, if the corruption is only caused by the Zip file, then you can use Zip repair tools such as WinRAR at http://www.rarlab.com to repair the file, as follows: 4.1 Assuming the corrupt document is a.docx, then you need to rename it to a.zip 4.2 Start WinRAR, go to "Tools > Repair Archive" to repair a.zip and generated a fixed file a_fixed.zip. 4.3 Rename a_fixed.zip back to a_fixed.doc 4.4 Using Word to open a_fixed.doc. There may still be some warnings when opening the fixed file in Word, just let ignore it and Word will try to open and repair the fixed file. If the file can be opened successfully, then you can just save the contents into another error-free file. 5. If all above methods does not work, then you may try third-party tools such as DataNumen Word Repair at http://www.datanumen.com/word-repair/ I have used it to repair some word documents successfully. It provides a free demo version so that you can try to see if the data you want can be recovered or not. Good luck!
Answer #11 | 23/07 2014 22:49
read: http://drm-assistant.com/datarescue/six-ways-to-recover-corrupted-doc-docx-files.html
Answer #12 | 08/08 2014 19:35
Follow the link mentioned at last of this answer. The given link has top 5 tips that are helpful for recovering damaged or corrupted Word file (.doc and .docx) Here is the link - http://msword.filerepairtool.net/blog/top-5-tips-repairing-damaged-doc-docx-document

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