How to recover corrupted Microsoft Word files?

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Microsoft Word 2013

Recently I have been digging for old Word (2013) files and I have found that some of them are corrupted. How this happened is a mystery to me, and if someone could comment I would appreciate it.

However, what I am concerned with is recovering some of them. Whereas some I can let go without much issue, others are very important. I would appreciate any help in recovering them, either with procedures I am yet unfamiliar with, or using specific software. Free would be preferable, but if best-in-class is pay and I need it, I'll buy it. Thanks for your opinions.

Software/Hardware used:
Microsoft Word 2013

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It could be Word or even Windows that is having the
problem. Before you start trying to restore a backup or repair a file, try
opening other documents. Try opening your “corrupt” document from
another computer. Also you can try to make a copy of corrupted files. (It could
work)

But if nothing helps, you can try to recover it by
using
Recovery Toolbox
for Word.  
Download free demo versions of this software from
Recovery Toolbox website: 

http://www.repairword.recoverytoolbox.com/ 

It’s gonna help. 

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