How to Fix Corrupted DOCX File?

Updated on April 16, 2020

Remo Word Repair is an ideal tool to fix corrupt .docx documents, when manual methods fail to fix. Download the free version of the tool, and fix your corrupt .docx file in three easy steps. Download and try now for free!!!


Microsoft Word application automatically detects the issues if any Word document .docx exhibit unusual behaviour in it's functionality. But, if it is not able to detect the issues, then you can run built-in procedure offered by the Microsoft Word tool to fix corrupt DOCX document and regain it's accessibility.

Symptoms indicating the corruption of DOCX Document:

  • Unreadable characters or symbols on Word documents
  • Wrong formatting of document
  • Incorrect layout of document
  • Error message while opening or editing your Word file
  • System stops responding when you are accessing your document

It is quite simple to repair DOCX document through this manual method. Most of thee times, if the corruption is monir, using the manual method, you can fix .docx document. But, when the severity of corruption is higher, this method may not succeed in fixing DOCX document. In such instance, you need to take the help of proficient utility such as Remo Repair to fix your corrupt DOCX document.

Methods to fix DOCX document:

1) Use MS Word inbuilt utility

  • To fix a corrupt / damaged DOCX document, first open MS Word application and click “File” and then “Open”.
  • Now search and locate your Word file, choose your corrupt Word file and single click on it. Then instead of clicking on “Open”, click on the small arrow next to the Open tab and select “Open and Repair”
  • After this, the Word fixes the corrupt document file and opens it.

It is quite simple to repair DOCX document through this manual method, but the only problem is that this method is not always successful. So in case this technique doesn’t repair your corrupt DOCX document, then you need to take the help of proficient utility such as Remo Repair to fix your corrupt DOCX document.

2) Use Remo Repair utility

Remo Repair application is an advanced toolkit that can repair corrupted and inaccessible DOCX & DOC files at your fingertips. This finest utility to repair DOCX files and resolve major errors related with Word file corruption. The main advantage of using this software is it doesn’t modify the source file during repair process. Moreover, the tool is available for free download. Just get it's free download, and install the software. Then, follow few simple on-screen instructions given below to repair DOCX document.


Steps to Fix Corrupt DOCX File:

Step 1: Download Remo Repair and install the application to your Windows computer. Open the software and follow the main screen procedure. Click on “Browse” button to select your DOCX file which is to be repaired. After selection, click on “Repair” option to start the repair process.

Fix DOCX File - Main Screen

Figure A: Main Screen

Step 2: As soon as you clicked on repair button the tool starts fixing your DOCX file. You can moniter the repair process through progress screen.

Fix DOCX File - Repairing Progress

Figure B: Repairing Progress

Step 3: After completion, the software allows you to preview the repaired DOCX document.

Fix DOCX File - Preview Repaired File

Figure C: Preview Repaired File

Step 4: At last, browse for the destination location to save your repaired DOCX file.

Fix DOCX File - Save Repaired File

Figure D: Save Repaired File


Salient Features of Remo Word Repair Tool:

  • It fixes Word document of both extension i.e. DOC and DOCX
  • Repairs Word document along with its formatting, tables, hyperlinks, charts, OLE objects etc
  • Easily runs on all the latest Windows operating system such as Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2003 & 2008, and Windows XP