Tried to fire up a Word document and got this message: "Word experienced an error trying to open the file."? Don't worry too much! The first step in recovering your file is to diagnose it. At least now, you know what is wrong, right? The second step is finding a safe way to repair your faulty Word document. You'll find out more on how to do it in the following sections of this article.
In this section, you'll learn to repair a Word document by changing its original format, and then reconvert it to the Word Document format. For this tutorial, no other word document repair tool other than Microsoft Word itself. Follow us through to learn this method on how to repair Microsoft Word files:
Step 1 Open your word document
Step 2 Change the document's format
Step 3Reconvert the document to its original format
Step 4 Verify if the problems have been fixed
If no strange behavior is encountered anymore, then you have successfully managed to fix the corrupted document. However, if problems persist, you should try saving the file in any other format by repeating steps 1 to 4 all over again. Try converting to "Web page (.htm, .html), Any other processing format or Plain Text (.txt) formats.
Note: Please be aware that changing your document format to Plain Text will remove any formatting. Only consider saving as to this format as an ultimate solution if the others have failed too.
If all the methods you have applied so far failed, don't worry! We have prepared another solution that will help you repair Microsoft Word files. This one is using a word document repair tool called "Stellar Phoenix Word Repair". This easy-to-use software can successfully restore corrupted word documents while preserving their original formatting. You can recover all kinds of files that have been created in Microsoft Word 2013, 2010, 2007, 2003, and so on. You can choose three different repair options that will safely make your Word Document usable again. After recovery, you can see your full document, filter text, or view it as raw text. This software can also repair embed videos and images in Word 2013 documents.
Please download Word Repair from here and let's see how can you repair Word document using this software:
Step 1 While in the dashboard, the file location window is shown. Select the target drive, and click the "Select File" button, and wait for the system to automatically locate files;
Step 2 After the search is done, select the files you want from the results box, and click the "Scan" button;
Step 3 The fixed documents are revealed, you can select one and previews it.
Step 4 Click the "Save"* button on the Ribbon to proceed with saving any file. Click the "Select New Folder" option and select a location; select a saving method form the "Save As" section. Finally, click the "ok" button.
Step 5 The system displays a notification window after the document has been saved. Furthermore, you can also repair Word documents online.
*Please Note: You cannot save any files in the unregistered version. You must acquire the full version to save any recovered files.