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How to recover corrupted Word file?

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I am using Office Standard 2007. I can't open Word file - it says "the File is damaged and cannot be opened", then "Microsoft Office cannot open this file because some parts are missing or invalid."
Please help. Thank you.
Jan 18 '18 #1
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If Word cannot open it, you are 'out of luck'.

Best way to get back is return to a recent backup.

If a recent backup does niet exist, you can try open the .docx with 7-zip. (a docx file is a compressed file!..)

In the file you should find a folder 'word', in that folder should be a 'document.xml'.

If you do not have a lot of formatting, than I might be possible to get some text out of this file, no guarantee that this will word!
Jan 20 '18 #2

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