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Windows 7: Corrupt Word file

09 Jan 2015   #1
JordanBryc

Windows 7 64bit
 
 
Corrupt Word file

OK, I was asked this question, and I can't come up with an good anser...

A Friend of mine have some Word Files that has been Corrupt, atleast I thing so, because it wont recognize it in Word and it shows only freek symbols in an Text Editor... I have also tryed with MS Works...

Is it Possible, if the file is corrupted, to re-create it with out loos of data???


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09 Jan 2015   #2
ShoTTaS

Windows 7 Pro 32bit
 
 

I am thinking it is because of its default opener for .docs files.
you can change it: right click file>open with>choose default program...>(choose MS Word) and make sure to check mark the "always use the selected program to open this kind of file".

hope that helps your problem.
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11 Jan 2015   #3
Berton

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit, Windows 8.1 64-bit, Mac OS X 10.10, Linux Mint 17, Windows 10 Pro TP
 
 

Quote:
it shows only freek symbols in an Text Editor
That's true as a Text Editor such as Notepad doesn't work with formatting, usually shows. Might try it in WordPad. I've had success opening stubborn files in QuickView Plus, usually can copy readable text and paste into a program.

This is a portion of a .doc file that I opened in Notepad, some text is readable:
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Genesis
Exodus
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Numbers
Deuteronomy
Joshua
Judges
Ruth
1 Samuel
2 Samuel
1 Kings
2 Kings
1 Chronicles
2 Chronicles
Ezra
Nehemiah
Esther
Job
Psalm
Proverbs
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Song of Solomon
Isaiah
Jeremiah
Lamentations
Ezekiel
Daniel
Hosea
Joel
Amos
Obadiah
Jonah
Micah
Nahum
Habakkuk
Zephaniah
Haggai
Zechariah
Malachi

New Testament

Matthew
Mark
Luke
John
Acts
Romans
1 Corinthians
2 Corinthians
Galatians
Ephesians
Philippians
Colossians
1 Thessalonians
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1 Timothy
2 Timothy
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Hebrews
James
1 Peter
2 Peter
1 John
2 John
3 John
Jude
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This is the same part of .doc file:
Old Testament
Genesis
Exodus
Leviticus
Numbers
Deuteronomy
Joshua
Judges
Ruth
1 Samuel
2 Samuel
1 Kings
2 Kings
1 Chronicles
2 Chronicles
Ezra
Nehemiah
Esther
Job
Psalm
Proverbs
Ecclesiastes
Song of Solomon
Isaiah
Jeremiah
Lamentations
Ezekiel
Daniel
Hosea
Joel
Amos
Obadiah
Jonah
Micah
Nahum
Habakkuk
Zephaniah
Haggai
Zechariah
Malachi

New Testament

Matthew
Mark
Luke
John
Acts
Romans
1 Corinthians
2 Corinthians
Galatians
Ephesians
Philippians
Colossians
1 Thessalonians
2 Thessalonians
1 Timothy
2 Timothy
Titus
Philemon
Hebrews
James
1 Peter
2 Peter
1 John
2 John
3 John
Jude
Revelation

Part of the formatting of the .doc file is for creating 2 columns seen in Word but won't display as such here.
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11 Jan 2015   #4
Ranger4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit sp1
 
 

I don't know if this will help, but it might be worth trying. You may need to reset the the normal.dotm in Word. The MS website below is for Word 2010, but it might work for other versions.

How can I restore normal.dotM to a virgin state? - Microsoft Community
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