Repair Damaged Word Files

Posted by: Leo Mccoy

Recover Text from Corrupt Word Files

Microsoft Word is a word document managing tool designed and developed by Microsoft running on Windows Operating Systems and Mac OS X. It comes as a part of Microsoft Office suite and even as a standalone product. Microsoft Word is the most highly used word document processing tool for creating, editing and sharing of text documents in the form of E-mails and other word files. It is majorly used to create, edit and send emails as well as to create school or business related project works. Microsoft Word product supports almost all major computer operating systems, iPads and smartphone platforms to help access a Word document file. A word document by default, is saved as a Word file with extensions .doc or .docx.

To begin with, what are the actions causing a Word document to get corrupt?

There may be various errors or incidents due to which the Word documents get corrupt and are unable to open. Some of them are mentioned.

Software or program - specific errors:

  • The primary one is a Virus and / or malware infection.
  • Errors in the MS Word program or weak software.
  • Compressing and / or decompressing actions with the Word documents using untrusted third party softwares.
  • Exiting MS Word application in a wrong fashion or sudden terminating the program while working on the Word (DOC / DOTX / DOTM, etc.) files or force-ending the MS Word while ongoing Save process.

Hardware - specific errors:

  • The text files or any other Word files in concern will get damaged if the hard disk housing those files fails to hold them safely.
  • Physical impact to the memory drive can cause harm to that drive and its contents and will make those files inaccessible.
  • Errors in internet accessing: Downloading files over buggy client networks may result in downloading a broken or corrupt Word file.
  • Improper Word Document sharing or moving.
  • Other unpreventable damages come from accidents like sudden power outages and system crashes.

Under any of these scenarios, the Word documents may get corrupt and turn inaccessible.

So how to recover text from corrupt Word files or repair corrupt Word files?

Remo Repair for Microsoft Word application is a reliable and authentic tool to retrieve text from corrupt Word files and / or fix corrupt Word files DOCX, DOC, DOTX, Templates and DOTM. It is highly effective in fixing severely corrupt or broken Word documents too. The best feature of Remo Repair is, it’s free to fix damaged Word files using trial version. You can instantly preview the fixed files using Preview option within the Remo Repair application. Only after confirmation of the recovered files, you choose to unlock the Save button by going for the full version of Remo Repair in order to complete the repair process. So once you save the Word files, you can import its text to a new Word document.

How to keep Word documents healthy?

  • Always maintain a back-up of important Word files on any secure and least accessing drive.
  • Keep the system free from malwares and viruses.
  • Prevent improper terminations of MS Word application and avoid faulty transfers of Word files.
  • A sudden system crash or a power outage while handling Word documents can corrupt those files.



Follow these steps to repair damaged Word files and recover its text:


Step 1: Download and install Remo Repair Word using Download button. Run the software and browse Word file that is to be fixed click on "Repair".

Repair Corrupt Word Files - Main Screen

Figure A: Main Screen

Step 2: Once the application starts the repair process you can view the repair progress through the progress screen.

Repair Corrupt Word Files - Repairing Progress

Figure B: Repairing Progress

Step 3: After the repair process is complete you can preview the Word document by using "Preview File" option.

Repair Corrupt Word Files - Preview Repaired File

Figure C: Preview Repaired File

Step 4: Click on "Save" to save the repaired Word document to any desired location.

Repair Corrupt Word Files - Save Repaired File

Figure D: Save Repaired File