How to Repair Microsoft Word Document

When I’m working on a Microsoft Word document, suddenly my laptop switched off due to battery dead. After restarting my system, I tried to open that Word file and I got an error messages stating that “Word cannot open this document”. I worked on that file for five days and I need it for my project review tomorrow. Can anyone please help me out? Thanks in advance.

Scenarios that cause Word file get corrupted

  • Abrupt termination of system
  • Virus infected to Word file
  • Errors occurred while transferring
  • Network error while downloading Word document
  • Upgrading Word application to higher version

Let’s list out some error messages you may got when Word file is corrupt:

  • “Word was unable to read document. It may be corrupt”
  • “The document name or path is invalid”
  • “Cannot open this file File name”
  • “The file cannot be opened”
  • “The file is corrupt and cannot be opened”

Have you ever met the situations like above? If yes, then don’t panic because there are many ways to repair Word document. Let’s try out simpler method…

  • Open Microsoft Word Application
  • Click on File menu and choose Open option
  • For shortcut use ALT + F + O
  • Browse the corrupt word file
  • Click on small arrow of drop down menu showing open option
  • Choose ‘Open and Repair’ option from the list

Hope, this trick will work out. If not, then don’t worry much because here is the alternative method to follow. Let’s head over to the topic…

Tool to fix Microsoft Word document

The predominant solution to your issue is none other than Yodot Doc Repair application. This software can easily repair severely corrupted Word file. By default it restores contents of the file like tables, charts, fonts, images, OLE objects etc present in that particular file. By using this program, you can fix damaged Word files that are created from various Word versions 2000, 2003, 2007, 2010 and 2013. The utility has an ability to fix Word documents that are inaccessible due to CRC errors. To execute this software, you require any version of Windows operating system i.e., Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows server 2003 and 2008, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10.

Procedure/ steps to be followed

Download Yodot Doc Repair application to your Windows PC -> Install and run the software to fix damages Word document -> Starting screen having a ‘Browse’ button to upload the file -> Click on repair to start process -> Software will start fixing the Word document -> You can observe the process in progress bar -> Once it is done, you will get a message “File Repaired Successfully” -> Preview first three pages of document to ensure whether file is recovered successfully or not -> Finally, save files to destination folder.