How to Repair Corrupt MS Word (Docx and Doc) Files

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I have a corrupted Word 2010 and 2013 file that I want to recover damaged Word file. I have tried several online freeware programs without success. I was unable to use the repair/recover feature in MS Word, issue with my computer finding the file on the network (using work computer). Any suggestions on a free Word Recovery Software?

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  • Subhendu Sen
    1st of all don't assume that the word file is corrupted ! Positive thinking may bring success. Before going to take help from any 3rd party tool, try running chkdsk against the volume containing the corrupted file. which may be able to fix the problem. If this will not work, try to open the file (if it is opened) and try to save the file in other extension, .rtf or .txt. Windows has an good recovery way that is called shadow copy of any document. However, it depends on windows versions/ editions.
    As you asked for free, have you tried ms office repairing utility:
    http://office.microsoft.com/en-in/word-help/repair-office-programs-HA010357402.aspx
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  • stephenronald

    I would like to suggest you another reliable application named SysTools Docx Repair tool that will surely help you to repair your corrupted doc and docx files. First try free demo version application to check software. 

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  • Brijesh
    There are many tools available and in word you can be able to repair the document and ways to recover a corrupted Word document which may help you.
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  • mahima11
    Free versions are available with every commercial tool but they are given you to test the software before going to purchase them. They always carry the limitiations with the number of files to save or only show you the preview of repaired word file. Here i would like to recommend one best vendor whose recovery tools will never let you down with their working functionality i.e. SysInfoTools Software
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  • ToddN2000

    Step 1: Repair document

    1. In Word, click File on the Ribbon, and then click Open.
    2. In the Open dialog box, click to highlight your Word document.
    3. Click the arrow on the Open button, and then click Open and Repair.
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  • olafburch
    As we all know, there are not any online freeware available in the web which can accomplish recover Word file. I suggest to use a third party tool to repair Word document.doc and.Docs files without changing file formatting and structure. User can get a free evaluation version of the tool from here DataRepairTools to evaluate the tool's repairing capability.
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