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microsoft word file recovery problem

I used a disk recovery tool to recover some previously formatted files, however I am having problems with the .doc files [MS Word]. I use MS OFFICE 2003 and below is the message on the screen when I tried to open the recovered word documents:

"Word experienced an error trying to open the file. Try this suggestions - blah blah blah...."

I tried the suggestions but still couldn't open the document. I tried opening with Notepad but all i got was some funny machine language. Any help please! the files are so important.

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No free tools known.
http://www.cimaware.com/wordfix.html for example is worth a try since the demo can let you see the possible results.

I must ask though, because I'm the curious type, why not backup such things on diskette or CDR? Even "expensive" USB CDRW drives are found for 50USD and a CDR is less than 1 dollar. Recovery costs much more so I always want to know what is keeping people from having what they can't lose on some backup.

Bob
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Take 2. Forgot the old Word cure-all.

Find and delete the NORMAL.DOT files on the hard disk (backup if you want, I delete.) Start Word and a new one is created. Fixes a problem or two, but worth a shot.

Bob

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Mocrosoft Word File Recovery Tool

Yes, after a successfully recovery of data, many files becomes inaccessible due to corruption in files at the time of recovery.

As your Word(DOC) files got corrupted, showing error messages ''Word experienced an error trying to open the file'', you have the only solutuon ie you need a File Repair Software.

To repair your Word file use Kernel Recovery for Word

I found this software almost excellent. This software have full support for MS OFFICE 2003.

The software is available for demo download which allows you to preview the recoverable contents and you can check whether the file is recovered correctly or not by double clicking on it.

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EASEUS Data Recovery Wizard

Hello,
I suggest you use EASEUS Data Recovery Wizard to recover files.

Download demo version: http://www.easeus.com/download.htm

You can use "AdvancedRecovery" to scan your corrupted drive. After the scan is complete, the lost file will be displayed in Data Recovery Wizard, you can select them and recover them.
NOTICE: never install in on the harddisk you want to recover.

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Microsoft Word Recovery Software

I would suggest you to use Stellar Word Recovery Software. It recovers and repair Mirosoft word documents. Supports all modern file versions, including Word 97, 2000, 2002, XP and 2003.
Although its not free but can download the demo version to see the file.
If satisfied then get the full version to save the data.
Download Demo from: http://www.stellarinfo.com/word-recovery.htm

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Either Use Data Recovery Software OR File Reparing Tool
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Since the original post

was over 3 years ago, I suspect either the poster solved the problem, or lost interest.

Mark

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Data recovery thread

Yah ! you are right..

But it can help those who read this thread...

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