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microsoft word file recovery problem

Discussion in 'Windows - Software discussion' started by olegbrain, Oct 21, 2015.

  1. olegbrain

    olegbrain Newbie

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    I used a disk recovery tool to recover some previously formatted files, however I am having problems with the .doc files [MS Word]. I use MS OFFICE 2003 and below is the message on the screen when I tried to open the recovered word documents:

    "Word experienced an error trying to open the file. Try this suggestions - blah blah blah...."

    I tried the suggestions but still couldn't open the document. I tried opening with Notepad but all i got was some funny machine language. Any help please! the files are so important.
     
  2. garoldstarj

    garoldstarj Newbie

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    http://www.docx.viewertool.com/ for example is worth a try since the demo can let you see the possible results.
    I must ask though, because I'm the curious type, why not backup such things on diskette or CDR? Even "expensive" USB CDRW drives are found for 50USD and a CDR is less than 1 dollar. Recovery costs much more so I always want to know what is keeping people from having what they can't lose on some backup. http://www.wordbanter.com/showthread.php?p=496003#post496003
     
  3. ddp

    ddp Moderator Staff Member

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    olegbrain, what does the file extension look like as in doc or docx?
     

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