Written By Amrita Yadav
Updated on January 13th, 2021
Synopsis: Let us Discuss Methods to Repair Docx File in 2021.
MS Word is one of the most used Microsoft applications, which hold content for different requirements.
The issue of file corruption is common when we consider tools like Microsoft Word. Word documents including those of Word 2016 can be corrupt due to many issues that put both the document and the data inside at the risk of loss
In this article, we’ve come up with methods on how to open corrupt word DOC and DOCX files and pro tips on how to find corrupt and damaged word documents.
When MS Word documents turn corrupt, they show strange behavior, and you can investigate regarding the same by checking for the following points when a document is open:
#The corruption can cause repetition of existing pages.
# You might experience continuous page break in the document
#The system stops responding when you try to open the doc/
# Error message appears on screen while processing
If these events happen, you need to check :
If the above things hold true for you, then your MS word document is damaged and this DOC/DOCX file will not open in your desired program. Then you need to recover files by using below given methods to Open Corrupt Microsoft Word DOC/DOCX files
In many instances, it can happen that problem lies not with the Docx file but with Windows or even Word itself. You can try to open other files before attempting to repair the Docx file or restore its backup. Also, try using another computer for opening the Docx file that you think has corrupted. You will come to know about the underlying problem behind corrupt DOCX files.
First of all, try creating a backup for the files and try saving them on the external hard disc. It is possible that the file’s corruption can worsen over time by the recovery process.
The ‘Open and Repair’ function is provided by MS Word XP and subsequently released versions of Word and can be used to recover corrupted Docx files.For this follow the given below steps:
This can also be taken as a first-aid solution for Microsoft Word file repair in case the above method is not working for you.
3. Next,you need to save the altered format file back to docx format.To do so:
Microsoft Word also gives you an option to recover text from any file. This will enable you to recover your important data and then rebuild it in a new Word file.For this you need to follow the given below methods:
If this method is not usefull for you, try moving to the next method.
In this method, you can try opening the file in Draft mode. You can follow the simple steps described below:
You can make use of this method in Windows 7 and higher versions. The
This method will ignore the document structure and pick only the plain text. You can get this plain text and then copy paste it to a new word document but all the images and formatting will be lost.
For this, you need to go to the search bar and type Run>Type CMD in Run Window> run given the command in CMD to repair DOCX file>CHKDSK [Drive][Path][filename][/R]
If all the above methods do not prove to be fruitful for you, then you can easily install SysInfo Tools’ DOCX Recovery Tool. It is a more convenient way to recover and open corrupt Docx files.
Play the video to know the working of the tool:
I have suggested so many Methods to Repair Docx File in 2021. You can try restoring your damaged files with the use of these methods, but these methods are also very time consuming and need technical knowledge. So, I would recommend using the professional DOCX Recovery Tool for this purpose.
You can also read: Easy and Quick ways to retrieve lost Window Files in Windows 10/8/7/XP/Vistah
About The Author:
I'm a content writer in the field of Email Migration, Data Recovery, Email backup, and File Management. I started this writing career two years back. I think the vast range of information in this industry is the reason I am so fascinated to read about the newer techniques and technology.
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