Recover Text From Any Corrupted MS Word Document

Even if your MS Word documents gets corrupted, you can still repair it in Word. Here’s how. If a Word document will not open and you need to get a copy of the text within the document, try the following steps. This will help you recover the text in the document, though you may need to reformat the layout.

Recover Text From Any Corrupted MS Word Document

Recover Text From Any Corrupted MS Word Document

Recover Text From Any Corrupted MS Word File

Open Word and then:

  • Choose File, Open
  • In the Files of type drop-down list, select Recover Text From Any File.

Using the Recover Text From Any File converter does have its limitations.

Repairing Word Docs – Good News

However, headers, footers, footnotes, endnotes, and field text, will be retained as simple text.

Repairing Word Docs – Bad News

Document formatting will be lost, along with anything that is not of a text nature. Graphics, fields, drawing objects, and so on, will not be converted.

When you change the Files of type box to Recover Text from any File in the Open dialog box (on the File menu, click Open), Word will ‘remember’ this setting and will use it the next time you open a document.

To avoid this problem, reset the Files of Type box back to Word Document (*.doc) after you have recovered the document.

PS: If the Recover Text From Any File converter is not installed, re-run Setup to install this converter.

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