Free Word Document Recovery Tool

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by NegativeFactor, Sep 16, 2003.

  1. Ok this is an extremely long shot, but does anyone know of any free tools to repair corrupt word files.

    I will be very very suprised if there are any!

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  2. funky dredd

    funky dredd Moderator

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    You could try Bad Copy. I have used it to recover stuff from disks and it has worked.
     
  3. I think Microsoft Office XP has it built into the programs. I remember opening a corrupt Excel spreadsheet with Office XP. Excel 2002 repaired it and offered me to save it as a different name and location. But if you have older versions of Office, you can try third party programs that will do just that.
     
  4. Grandmaster

    Grandmaster Electronica Addict Political User Folding Team

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    Yah, I know that Word XP gives you that ability. It's built-in.
     
  5. Well it's a bit of a strange one, the document will open and start loading all the pages. But when it gets to a particular page it just stalls and locks Word up, so Word doesn't get a change to give me the option to repair the file.

    I'm using Word 2002/XP btw.

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  6. Corvette

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    And it can also recover documents atfer crashes
     
  7. X-Istence

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    NegativeFactor, could you attach the document here if it is not of to much value the data that is in it, and ill see if OpenOffice can open it.