Word application crashes or error messages like ‘could not open abc.doc/docx file’ are some common MS Word issues that can spoil your day. Some other most common error messages that MS Word users receive are:
Some of these issues can be resolved manually by using inbuilt functions and features of the Microsoft Word application.
You can use the Open and Repair option in Microsoft Word to repair a corrupt document. Follow the steps below:
If all you are worried about retrieving information from a corrupt doc file, then you can use another application to view its contents. A file which caused issues with the Microsoft Word application can be opened without much issues using another application such as Notepad or Wordpad. If the document contains only text, Notepad is preferable. However, if it contains Pictures and Tables, etc., Wordpad is recommended as Notepad doesn’t support pictures, tables, etc.
If you earlier have created a restore point on your machine, you can use this option. This option also works if an automatic backup option is enabled on your Windows. If none of these fixes work for you, restore is not possible as there will not be any backup to restore from. If you are not sure, you can still try the below simple step and check if a backup for the file exists or not.
These methods can help restore and recover data from the problematic document file very easily. But these methods have some limitations and may not work with all files. Further, these methods require good knowledge of the Word application and its features. If you are keen to learn and implement these methods, you should go for it. Well, not everyone likes to try various solutions. We always don’t have the luxury of time for it. So, if you don’t want to invest your precious time and mind in these manal methods, we have the right tool for you. Proceed to the next step to know more about it.
Kernel for Word recovery tool is designed with robust algorithms to repair DOC file. Below mentioned are the steps you need to follow for instant recovery of your word document(s):
Now you can access, read, edit, and save your MS Word files as if nothing has happened to them!
In this blog, we discussed the issue faced when Microsoft Word is not able to open a particular doc/docx file. Examples of error messages were posted to help you check if you are facing a similar issue or not. We explained how the ‘Open and Repair’ option from Word can be used to repair your file. Then we covered two other workarounds to recover the file contents. In the end, we recommended Kernel for Word for those looking for quick and easy repair of their document file.