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Recovering Word Document

Discussion in 'Windows & Other Software' started by phill, 19 Jan 2006.

  1. phill

    Gangster

    Joined: 25 Nov 2005

    Posts: 419

    Morning all

    does anyone know of any free tools that can recover corrupted word documents? The only one i have found is about $130 :eek:

    tia :)
     
  2. HEADRAT

    Capodecina

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 21,055

    Location: Cambridge, UK

    Find the broken doc on your hard disc, usually not that hard to find, cut and paste the text out of it and start again.

    Required a little effort but saves you $130 ;)

    HEADRAT
     
  3. phill

    Gangster

    Joined: 25 Nov 2005

    Posts: 419

    yeah could do that but i loose all the formatting, tables and images from a 50 page document that I didn't write :(
     
  4. kaiowas

    Capodecina

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 10,294

    Location: Castle Anthrax

    Recently I've had some success opening corrupt Excel files in Open Office. It's worth a try.
     
  5. PikeyPriest

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 21 Jun 2004

    Posts: 1,185

    Open the .doc in notepad.

    Sometimes you can get all the text back minus pictures and layout.
     
  6. iJedi

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 1,937

    Location: Liverpool

    or wordpad... but again u lose all the formating