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How to fix "format Error: not a PDF or corrupted"

By richardgehrig ·
Two days back, I have received an email with PDF file attachment. When I tried to open PDF file, it shows an error message which says: "format error: not a PDF or corrupted"

I was surprised to see such error message and thought hope it was not a virus file as attached PDF. Immediately I have called to my friend who is expert in handling PDF file error matters. My friend suggested me it may not be virus file. It could be possible that PDF file got corrupted so he suggested me to open PDF file in foxit PDF reader which is an alternative of adobe reader then I install the foxit pdf reader, & try to open "corrupt" pdf files.

When I tried to open it in foxit reader, again it shows same error message.

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Don't worry, your problem can be solved:)

by collingreer12 In reply to How to fix "format Error: ...

Hey friend,

Did you take back up of original PDF document? If you have the back up copy, then you can easily restore your corrupted PDF file. If not, then a good solution is required to recover data from this file. I was having the same problem with my PDF document, I searched fro the solution over the internet and luckily I got one. I would like to share it with you - PDF Repair Kit

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This post helped me to fix my damaged PDF file and I am sure you will also find it helpful.

Thanks.

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Did you try to save it to some place and then open it?

by mrgeek.1974 In reply to How to fix "format Error: ...

Some PDFs created by third-party software may look corrupt when these files are opened as attachments, but if you open this file as standalone PDF file, this is all OK.

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Microsoft Solution

by benparker In reply to How to fix "format Error: ...

First of all i would suggest you to give a try finding a solution here on https://forums.adobe.com/message/4376073

else I've found a solution on Microsoft what could possible solve the issue.
http://curah.microsoft.com/83622/how-to-repair-corrupted-pdf-files

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Repair corrupted PDF files

by cameronboyce1988 In reply to How to fix "format Error: ...

If you want to repair your corrupted PDF files which may be corrupted due to virus attack accidental system shutdown and any other reason, then I would advise you to try this third party tool http://www.fixpdffile.com It can repair corrupt pdf files instantly and without errors.

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Repair corrupted PDF files

by cameronboyce1988 In reply to How to fix "format Error: ...

If you want to repair your corrupted PDF files which may be corrupted due to virus attack accidental system shutdown and any other reason, then I would advise you to try this third party tool http://www.fixpdffile.com It can repair corrupt pdf files instantly and without errors.

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Repair corrupt or damaged pdf files

by JayE.Bergman In reply to How to fix "format Error: ...

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Repair PDF FIles

by alexfranky35 In reply to How to fix "format Error: ...

A corrupted PDF file cannot be opened in Adobe Reader. You need to repair the file or you need to recover the data from it. Try a third-party PDF recovery tool and recover your data from corrupted PDF file. I can recommend you to try SysInfoTools PDF Recovery tool. It will recover your maximum possible data and save them to a new PDF file. You can read this blog for more information this tool http://sonikarawat.wordpress.com/2014/07/15/repair-damaged-pdf-file/

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Thanks.

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Repair and Restore Corrupt PDF file

There are lots of reason behind the corruption of corrupted PDF file. Whenever a PDF documents may get corrupted user receive some error messages. If you have corrupt PDF file and need to repair it then visit the link: http://datarecoveryblogger.blogspot.in/2014/03/pdf-corruptions-factors-errors-and.html

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How to fix "format Error: not a PDF or corrupted

by ryandube1 In reply to How to fix "format Error: ...

An advanced Kernel for PDF repair tool that repairs damaged PDF files and restores forms, headers/footers, word art, clip art, page format etc. The utility can easily repair PDF file damaged during a download, upload, or normal usage. For more information visit here : http://www.file.fixpdf.org

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PDF file Repair Tool

by ashtonhamel In reply to How to fix "format Error: ...

PDF Repair tool is very standard utility to repair corrupt PDF file within a small amount of time. This application can repair PDF files that are corrupted or damaged. This tool fixes every error related to PDF files and creates a new file and it never changes anything in original file. For more information visit here : http://www.pdffilerepair.net

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