Fix Word Files Showing File Format is not Valid Error

Microsoft Word is a commonly used document processing software for creating or editing document files developed by Microsoft. It is available with Microsoft Office suite also. MS Word software provides a number of features like spelling and grammar check, inserts pictures and tables in documents, speech recognition, etc. The software saves the Word file with .doc and .docx file extension based on the version.

Sometimes, it happens like when people try to open their Word files, it will not open and shows Word error file format is not valid message. Here the file has become inaccessible and you will not be able to access or view the content of your Word document. The files may be really important and created using a lot of time and effort. However, you do not have to worry. In this situation, you can use Remo Repair Word software for fixing Word error file format is not valid and extracting all required information. It helps in repairing corrupt Word file efficiently within few simple steps.

Factors Responsible for Invalid File Format Error Message on Word Files:

  • .docs files shows invalid file format error message when deadly Malware, spyware or virus affects it.
  • Accidentally changing the file extension of Word file may convert the file into an inaccessible state and when you try to open the file, it will show unknown file format error message.
  • Improper system termination due to unexpected power surge while editing or modifying .docs file makes the file corrupted
  • Microsoft Word software crash or freeze, resulting in Word file not being saved will lead to file damage.
  • File system corruption makes the Word file broken and when you try to open it, sometimes it will show word error file format is not valid message.
  • When header file of Word document gets corrupted due to some unknown error then it makes the file inaccessible.

What are the features of Remo Repair Word Software?

The software is designed to work in a quick and easy way with user-friendly interface, which scans and extracts the text from inaccessible or corrupt Word files that may refuse to open. Remo Repair Word can fix Word error file format is not valid on Windows easily without much effort. Its main feature is that, it will not modify the original .doc or .docx file as it extracts data from the corrupt file and creates a new healthy Word file. You can preview the repaired Word files before restoration, which will help you to evaluate the recovery results, once the scanning process is over. If you are satisfied with the results and its features, you can go for purchase of the software.

Other main features,

  • The software is capable of repairing DOC and DOCX files
  • It can fix Word files corrupted due to any reason
  • The software mends and recovers Word file attributes such as OLE objects, images, forms, graphs, hyperlink etc. from Word document
  • The recovered .docs file contents can be saved to any destination location accessible to the system
  • It supports all versions of Windows Operating Systems like Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP and Windows 2003 etc.
  • We provide 24 hours technical assistance for clearing problems if you face while installing

Safety tips to follow:

  • Always keep the backup copy of all your Word files in some external devices
  • Install some powerful anti-virus program on your system and update it regularly
  • Power backup should be there while working with important Word documents


Steps for fixing Word file format is not valid error:

Step 1: At first, download Remo Repair Word Software and install it on your Windows desktop / laptop to start fixing the error. Then, click on “Browse” button to select your corrupt Word file and press “Repair” option to start the process.

Word Error File Format is not Valid - Main Screen

Figure A: Main Screen

Step 2: Once you have pressed the Repair button, it will start repairing the files and you can view the status at the progress bar.

Fixing File Format is not Valid Error in Word - Repairing Progress

Figure B: Repairing Progress

Step 3: When the repair process is over, the application shows a “Preview” option to view your fixed Word documents.

Fix Invalid File Format Error on Word File - Preview Repaired File

Figure C: Preview Repaired File

Step 4: You can save the repaired files to any destination location by clicking on “Save” button.

Repair Word File Shows File Format is not Valid Word - Save Repaired File

Figure D: Save Repaired File