Steps to Open Word Document that Refuses to Open

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MS Word application may not open DOC / DOCX files when it’s damaged and you will be unable to view any information stored in it. This usually happen due to Word file corruption. Word documents could get corrupt because of various reasons like improper system shut down, file system corruption, CRC errors, etc. which in the end causes data loss. Apart from these frequent scenarios, there could be even errors which prevent users to open MS Word file such as:

  • Word cannot open the document
  • 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

However, all these problems can be easily fixed by using Remo Repair Word software. With the aid of this utility, you will be able to repair corrupt Microsoft Word document and recovers their original formatting in just few clicks.

Safest way to open and repair MS Word file is by using Remo Repair Word

Remo Repair Word program will deeply scan corrupted MS Word file in order to fix its issues on Windows computer. Safest tool for repairing not opening Word files as it works in read-only mode and it will never modify or damage original Word file contents including inserted text, clip arts, OLE objects, hyperlinks, formatting, animation, and so on. Tool is completely free from all sort of threats like viruses, spyware, malware that ensures safe repairing of your damaged, broken or unreadable Office documents.

Easy steps to repair and open Word document that refuses to open

Download and install the demo version of Remo Repair Word tool to your Windows system. Run the utility and follow below mentioned steps in order to fix inaccessible Word file that won’t open in just few clicks.


Step 1: Launch Remo Repair Word and select your corrupt or inaccessible DOC / DOCX files by using “Browse” option. Then click on “Repair” button to start the repair process

Browse not opening Word files and hit Repair icon

Step 2: The software automatically starts fixing your corrupted Word files which you can see via progress bar and thus wait until it is completed

View the status of repairing your inaccessible Word file

Step 3: After repair, you can view the repaired Word document by using “Preview File” option

Click on Preview button to view the  repaired Word file

Step 4: Click on “Browse” button to choose any destination location of your choice where you want to save the repaired Word file and click “Save” icon

Click Save button to store  repaired Word file on any accessible location


Benefits of using Remo Repair Word tool

  • Repairs both DOC and DOCX files that are corrupted, damaged or broken without any difficulty
  • It can find and fix any kind of corruption issue with Office files within few easy steps
  • The software is easy to understand and handle by both technical and non-technical people with its user friendly interface
  • Ability to fix even the inaccessible Word documents which fail to open due to CRC or unknown errors
  • Provides 24*7 free technical support whenever you are in need of any help related to installing or using the application
  • Offers demo version of Remo Repair Word for free of charge, so that you can try, experience the functionality of the tool, then purchase the actual licensed version

Some of the common reasons where Word document refuses to open are:

  • Corruption of MS Word application caused due to improper upgradation
  • Sometimes, existing Word files may get corrupt due to operating system re-installation
  • The intrusion of harmful viruses to the Windows PC can also affect Word documents that are stored on Windows hard drive
  • Mistakenly changing the file format of Word files might corrupt the file and make it inaccessible
  • If any interruption occurs while transferring DOC / DOCX files from Windows system to any other portable storage device, then it leads to file inaccessibility