“I recently started a new job and most of the text documents that I work on are Word 2007. I’m able to open and modify nearly all of the Word 2007 files without a hitch; however there are couple of important document files that won’t open no matter what. I believe that those Word 2007 documents are corrupt and was wondering if there is a way to salvage the problem and make it accessible again.”
Corrupt Word files refer to files which do not open when you try to open them with Word 2007 application for one or the other reason; you would get a lot of error notifications while accessing such corrupt Word 2007 documents. However, there are few ways through which you can fix and recover contents from a corrupt Word 2007 document. Let's have a look on them
At first, check whether your corrupt Word file has the correct file extension, for example xyz.docx or xyz.doc (where xyz refers to the file name). If it doesn’t then your PC doesn’t recognize the file, in such cases right click on the document, select “Rename” and change the files name to Word document format.
New versions of MS Word application such as Word 2007 has inbuilt repair option to fix corrupt document files. To try this, open MS Word, go to “File” --> “Open” --> choose the corrupt Word file and instead of clicking “Open”, click in the little drop down arrow and select “Open and Repair” option. This option helps you fix and open your damaged Word 2007 file.
If the above two techniques doesn’t work, then the next option is to open your corrupt Word 2007 document with older version of Microsoft Word application. Although you’ll lose few formatting, but you’ll be able to recover contents from the corrupt Word 2007 document.
Still no luck!! Now, the best and the only option available to you is to repair your corrupt Word 2007 file with the help of a reliable Word repair utility. Though there are hundreds of Word repair utilities available online, but choosing the right one should be your first priority. However, many Word file users and industry experts suggest using Remo Repair application.
Remo Repair is a professional Word file repair utility to fix corrupt Microsoft Word files and documents; the tool can easily repair and restore corrupt, damaged and inaccessible Word documents in a matter of minutes. It easily supports fixing of Word files created on MS Word 2000, 2003, 2007 and Word 2010 for Windows XP, Vista, 7 and 8. Adding to this, the tool has the capability to mend password protected, encrypted and large sized Word files. Moreover, the application repairs Word file along with its formatting, tables, hyperlinks, charts, OLE objects etc. Furthermore, it provides other features such as non-destructive, preview repaired Word file, 24 / 7 technical assistance, virus free, free trial version and so on.
Step 1: Download and install Remo Repair software to your Windows desktop / laptop. Run the software and follow the on screen procedures. Browse and choose your corrupt Word 2007 file and hit "Repair" button
Figure A: Main Screen
Step 2: The application starts the repair process. You can moniter the process on progress screen.
Figure B: Repairing Progress
Step 3: The application starts fixing your Word file and after completion, the tool displays a message like “File Repaired Successfully”. You can also preview the repaired Word 2007 file before saving.
Figure C: Preview Repaired File
Step 4: At last, save the repaired Word 2007 document to your desired destination location.
Figure D: Save Repaired File