Docx files are Word files that are a part of MS Word 2007 and all the subsequent versions of the Microsoft Word. The Docx files contain a large number of data other than text. For instance, you can include images, tables, hyperlinks, headers, footers, and formatting in Docx files. A Docx file can be opened in MS Word 2007 and all other versions of the software that have been released after it. However, you will need to have a Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack if you want to open or edit these files in an older version of Word.
Docx files don't get corrupted that often. However, some factors can lead to the corruption of the Docx files. If a Docx file gets damaged then the data contained within it can become compromised. Recovering the entire data present within the Docx file might prove to be a difficult proposition. Although there are manual methods available that can help in repairing Docx files, there is a chance that they might not work at all. It all depends on the level of corruption that the Docx file has endured. In some situations, the use of a word file repair tool becomes necessary.
There can be many reasons for the corruption of Docx files but the most important ones among them are the presence of a virus or malicious software like adware or spyware on the computer system. Viruses can infect the Docx files and create issues in them. They can make the Docx files behave differently and might even cause them to not open at all. Viruses tend to infect multiple files at a time. So, if you have more than one Docx file present on your computer system then they will all get infected by the virus.
It would be wrong of you to think that a Docx file is corrupt right away. There is a chance that the problem lies not with the Docx file but with Windows or even Word itself. Attempt to open other files before attempting to repair the Docx file or restore its backup. Use another computer for opening the Docx file that you think has corrupted. The results might surprise you.
Although not an actual repair, this is an important step in recovering the Docx file. If there isn't a backup available for the damaged Docx file then you must create a duplicate of the Docx file immediately and preserve it on an external hard drive. It is possible that the file's corruption would worsen with time or that the Docx file might get destroyed during the recovery process. Having a duplicate version of the file at this moment will preserve a good amount of its contents.
The text part of the corrupted Docx files can be recovered using the text converter of Word. To get this working, you need to click on File and then on Open. In the Open dialog box, choose the Docx file that is damaged. After this, open the corrupted Docx after selecting the option of 'Recover Text From Any File' from the drop-down menu of 'Files Of Type'. All of the ASCII text from the Docx file will be imported by this filter. The text information contained in the corrupted Docx file will be saved but its formatting and other elements will be lost.
An 'Open and Repair' function is provided by Word XP and subsequently released versions of Word. It can be used to recover corrupted Docx files. To get it to work, you need to start by selecting the corrupted Docx file and choosing the option of 'Open and Repair' located in the drop-down menu of the Open dialog box. It isn't a surefire fix but it can solve corruption issues of most damaged Docx files.
If a manual solution for repairing the corrupted Word file isn't possible then it becomes necessary to make use of a third-party utility. There are several such tools available on the internet. However, the best one among them is Stellar Phoenix Word Repair. Only this Word file repair tool knows how to repair Docx file securely and safely.
Step 1 To search your corrupt Docx files from the local drive;
Step 2 All corrupt Docx file display in the result section;
Step 3 After scanning finished, you can preview the repaired Docx files.