Sometimes, upon opening a Word file, you will be presented with an error message that states similar to this “Word unable to read this document. It may be corrupt”. You might be shocked to see this error and wonder what made my Word file corrupt? Unfortunately, Word documents can get corrupt due to various reasons. But, need not worry, as there are different solutions to repair corrupt Word file and make it accessible again.
1: Open and Repair Corrupt Word File
Wait till the Microsoft Word program repair and open the corrupt Word document.
In case, you cannot repair the corrupt Word file using the above procedure, then try the next method.
Remo Repair Word is the best and most trusted Word repair tool that will fix corrupt Word files in just a few simple steps on all versions of Windows operating system like Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows. 8.1 and Windows 10. This Outlook repair software is developed with complex code to support corrupt Word file (both DOC files and DOCX files) repair on all editions of MS Word such as Word 2000, Word 2003, Word 2007, Word 2010, Word 2013 and Word 2016. This software will repair corrupt, damage and unreadable Word files and make them work normally in just a few clicks.
Step 1: Run Remo Repair Word repair tool, select the corrupt Word file by clicking the Browse button and click Repair.
Figure A: Main Screen
Step 2: After the file repair process gets complete you can check the repaired Word document by clicking the Preview File button.
Figure B: Preview Repaired File
Step 3: Finally click on the Save button and save the fixed Word file on a safe location.
Figure C: Save Repaired File
Virus Attack: When the system is not protected from virus/malware, then files present on that system are more like to get infected from harmful viruses, which leads to the corruption of Word files.
Interruptions During File Transfer: During the Word file transfer process, any interruptions in between damage the Word document and makes it inaccessible for the users.
Round Tripping: Converting a Word file to any other file format and again changing it to Word format damages the file contents makes it corrupt.
Using Untrusted Word Editing Tools: Sometimes, users try to modify or make any kind of alteration to Word files using unreliable software. This leads to various error messages when the user accessing those Word files.