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Help To Recover Corrupted .docx File [closed]

asked 2018-03-04 16:14:43 +0200

Noel Ellis gravatar image

updated 2020-08-11 22:31:30 +0200

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Hello guys, I am asking if any of you who are sufficiently skilled aid in recovering this corrupted document.

Apparently while saving, the file was corrupted, and I backed up the corrupted file without knowing. The latest previous version is from 3 months ago, a sizeable amount of work to do over. After many attempts with online recovery tools, the only one which works is this, however since I can only get the demo version, most of the file is still unaccesible.

Anything else I try says the file has no data to attempt recovery, and I am not sure that I want to pay for this one file $40 for this one file, and there is also the possibillity that the demo words are only covering data that they can't save, and trying to download a paid one will give the same results

Help if you can please to save me many hours - Corrupted file - Demo recovered file

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Closed for the following reason question is not relevant or outdated by floris v
close date 2018-08-08 15:30:09.593793


This forum is about LibreOffice. Your question is about a Micro$oft Office file. Asking in an appropriate forum will increase your chances to get the right answer.

gabix gravatar imagegabix ( 2018-03-04 17:00:04 +0200 )edit

Could you give me an example of that please

Noel Ellis gravatar imageNoel Ellis ( 2018-03-06 00:57:11 +0200 )edit

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answered 2018-08-06 13:00:05 +0200

Of course, too late, and of course, it's incomplete, but this is what I managed to recover.

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Link does not provide information on how to fix this solution.

JReed_Cartago gravatar imageJReed_Cartago ( 2021-02-19 14:39:35 +0200 )edit

...and? it was a link to the recovered data, in response to a request to recover it, not to learn how to do that.

Mike Kaganski gravatar imageMike Kaganski ( 2021-02-19 14:51:46 +0200 )edit

answered 2018-08-08 12:19:36 +0200

Click File > Open, and then go to the location where your document (Word) is kept. Note: Do not try to open it from the Recent section. Now, Click the file and then click the arrow next to Open, which is Open and Repair. Click on it.


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Inappropriate (it isn't about LibreOffice, but about MS Word). Another spammer?

Mike Kaganski gravatar imageMike Kaganski ( 2018-08-08 12:29:00 +0200 )edit

answered 2018-08-06 12:19:07 +0200

Way to Office 2011 AutoRecovery Office > Office 2011 AutoRecovery. You can change the AutoRecovery folder location, and you SHOULD change it to a Dropbox (or iCloud) folder location.

The problem is, if you "Don't Save" when you close a file, the file will not be saved, AND the AutoRecover file will be deleted! Auurgh!Windows users, have the option to "Keep the last autosaved version.

But Mac users do not have that option!

But here's the trick: Time Machine may have created a Backup of the AutoRecover file! By default, Time Machine creates a backup once per hour, although you can change the backup frequency as desrcibed here:

Understand that it is better to plan in advance by saving frequently, and using Dropbox for your AutoRecovery folder, but if you have Time Machine you are likely able to recover your AutoRecover file after clicking "Don't Save".

"Enter Time Machine" by clicking the Time Machine icon on the menu bar

Navigate to the last Time Machine Backup

Navigate to the AutoRecovery folder, which by default is at Users > usernamehomefolder > Library > Application Support > Microsoft > Office > Office 2011 AutoRecovery

"Restore" the AutoRecover file (it will ask what folder you want to restore the file to)

Open the AutoRecover file, and re-save your recovered work.

Maybe you can try uFlysoft Data Recovery for Mac, it can recover LOST DATA on Mac only in three steps: Step 1. Launch the software to scan the device where your files deleted Step 2: Preview the scan result files and make mark if it is the one you find Step 3: Recover files

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