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Need to open word doc

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Word document containing full semester uni work of my friend. She had NO backups and file was kept on USB key (hard to believe but true).
I have tried a number of recovery tools including onlinerecovery, DataNumen, Corrupt Docx etc. They all fail.
I tried renaming as .zip and extracting the document.xml - no luck.
tried hex editor to see if I could see any text - nothing.
I'm not interested in recovering the images in the file (got those ok). Just need the text word recovery if possible. (or point me to tools which might work?)
Thank you very much.
Jun 26 '17 #1

✓ answered by borges

Try to apply these tips in this theme.
But I think anyway, you can do microsoft word recovery using the program. If you have such a program try to use it. If not, then look in the Market or in Google.
I sometimes use https://onlinefilerepair.com/en/rtf-repair-online.html.
If you want to take it.



Good Luck!)

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Can anyone help me here ?
Jun 27 '17 #2

borges
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The DOCX file format is just a collection of XML based layout files and other files like images packaged into one using standard "zip" compression.

The Word document does not open in Word and only shows a generic error on my Win7 SP1 PC with Office 2003 plus the Office 2007-2010-2013 file format converter installed.

Here's the details of the web page error I get when I view the extracted "document.xml" in the "XML Editor" that is part of MS Office and opens it with color-coded tagging and properly indented lines within Internet Explorer.

Message: An invalid character was found inside an entity reference.
Line: 2
Char: 1584323
Code: 0
URI: file:///C:/Documents and Settings/Bill/My Documents/Downloads/Reflective-Journal-Submission-/word/document.xml
The XML page cannot be displayed
Cannot view XML input using XSL style sheet. Please correct the error and then click the Refresh button, or try again later.


When I scroll to the end I see this where it is unable to display any more:

An invalid character was found inside an entity reference. Error processing resource 'file:///C:/Documents and Settings/Bil...
<w:b/><w:bCs/><w:sz w:val="52"/><w:szCs w:val="52"/></w:rPr><w:tab/></w:r><w:r ...
Jun 27 '17 #3

borges
P: 2
Try to apply these tips in this theme.
But I think anyway, you can do microsoft word recovery using the program. If you have such a program try to use it. If not, then look in the Market or in Google.
I sometimes use https://onlinefilerepair.com/en/rtf-repair-online.html.
If you want to take it.



Good Luck!)
Jun 27 '17 #4

P: 3
I am very grateful for your advice. Thank you very much!
Jun 27 '17 #5

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