How To Repair A Corrupted Word Document File?

Have you ever come across a important word document that cannot be opened, chances are that the word file in question is corrupted and needs to be repaired.


The most common error messages while opening word files include:

  • "The document name or path is not valid. Try these suggestions. Check the file permissions for the document or drive. Use the File Open dialog box to locate the document."
  • "Word cannot open the document."
  • "Word cannot open the document: user does not have access privileges."
  • When you attempt to open a Microsoft Word 97 document into Microsoft Word version 6.x or 7.x, the document contains garbage characters.


Using Repair My Word freeware you can easily repair and view your documents in minutes, the software also goes to the extent of giving a 100% guarantee for repairs. Repaid My Word supports all formats of word documents, including the recent .docx extension supported by Office 2007.

GetData, the creators of Repair My Word also have options to repair corrupted excel files with Repair My Excel and a a software to repair corrupted zip files called Zip Repair, but those options are trial ware and you may need to pay after the trial period elapses,

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  • Alex Krenvalk

    On as regards recover Word files i don’t know,posssible this tool can,but for restore Excel files try-how to repair Excel file,may try to open the necessary *.xls, *,xlt, *.xlsx, xlsm, *.xltm, *.xltx, *.xlam file and see an error message on the screen instead of it: Microsoft Excel unable to read file, This file is not in a recognizable format, etc,will just finish its work and the following message will appear on the screen: EXCEL.exe has generated errors and will be closed by Windows,restore after viruses, problems with media (a hard drive failure, a corrupted CD or DVD, etc.), errors in transferring the file via the LAN or the Internet, etc,can filter files of the *.xls, *,xlt, *.xlsx, xlsm, *.xltm, *.xltx, *.xlam formats,exporting information recovered from the corrupted worksheet into Microsoft Excel.

  • Jesse

    Yes is a good option, but there are best options. For example, I think WordFIX is and excellent word recovery tool to use.