initial strategies for fixing corrupt files

asked 2017-11-16 20:01:05 +0200

catbill gravatar image

Sometimes, files that were originally created in Word cause Writer to crash. When I open the file, LibreOffice "repairs" it, but then after I work with the file, it crashes again.

When possible, I can ask people to save Word files in formats before .docx. Presumably, that could help.

But when it is too late for that, what steps can I take to try repairing the file? I understand that there are many scenarios and reasons for corruption and crashing but when I need help with a specific file, there is usually not enough time to upload the file here and receive a response in time to help.

So, to be clear, I would appreciate some general guidelines about what to do. If there is software that might be helpful, please feel free to recommend it.

I would be grateful for any thoughts.

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