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Corrupt .rtf file in Word 2010

By mervynlang2 ·
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Hello everyone,

Last night, my computer rebooted itself unexpectedly while I was accessing a Word document. I was constantly saving the document, so I expected that it would come back up when the computer rebooted.
Every time I try to open it in Word, it says that the file is corrupt and cannot be read.
I have tried the Open & Repair function. I have also tried the Extract Text from All Files function. When I did the latter, the document came up to about 1,000 pages worth of different codes.
When I open it in WordPad, the most recent things I saved did not come up. I am absolutely sure that I saved what I was working on.
Is there any way I can fix this corrupt file? It is a crucial part of an assignment.

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To troubleshoot the corrupted doc in Microsoft word 2010

by social2 In reply to Corrupt .rtf file in Word ...

Method 1: Open the damaged document in draft mode without updating links

Step 1: Configure Word

Start Word.
On the View tab, click Draft in the Document Views group.

In Word 2010, click the File Menu, and then click Options.

In the Display document content section, click to select the Draft font and Picture placeholders check boxes under Advanced options for working with Word.
In the General section, click to clear the Update automatic links at Open check box under Advanced options for working with Word. Then, click OK.

Step 2: Open the damaged document

Start Word.

In Word 2010, click the File Menu, and then click Open.

Click the damaged document, and then click Open.
If you can open the document, close the document and then reopen it by using method 6, and repair the document. Otherwise go to method 2.

Method 2: Insert the document as a file in a new document

Step 1: Create a new blank document

Click the Microsoft Office Button, and then click New.

In Office 2010, click the File Menu, and then click New.
Click Blank document, and then click Create.
Note You may have to reapply some formatting to the last section of the new document.

Step 2: Insert the damaged document into the new document

On the Insert tab, click Insert Object, and then click Text From File.
In the Insert File dialog box, locate and then click the damaged document. Then, click Insert.

Note: You may have to reapply some formatting to the last section of the new document.

Method 3: Create a link to the damaged document

Step 1: Create blank document

In Word 2010, click the File Menu, and then click New.

Click Blank document, and then click Create.
In the new document, type This is a test.

In Word 2010, click the File Menu, and then click Save.

Type Rescue link, and then click Save.

Step 2: Create link

Select the text you typed in step 1(c).
On the Home tab, click Copy in the Clipboard group.

In Word 2010, click the File Menu, and then click New.

Click Blank document, and then click Create.
On the Home tab, click the arrow on the Paste button in the Clipboard group, and then click Paste Special.
Click Paste link, click Formatted Text (RTF).
Click OK.

Step 3: Change the link to the damaged document

Right-click the linked text in the document, point to Linked Document Object, and then click Links.
In the Links dialog box, click the file name of the linked document, and then click Change Source.
In the Change Source dialog box, click the document that you cannot open,

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To Recover a Corrupt RTF File

by social2 In reply to Corrupt .rtf file in Word ...

Hi,

Try online office recovery or If MS Word says it corrupted you may want to try a third party app called Openoffice Its a free app that will recognize MS Office extensions and may open the .rtf.

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RTF Repair

by frenchrobert9 In reply to Corrupt .rtf file in Word ...

Hi,

We can also try to search for the Word backup file, in Word 2010, please do the following:

Start Word 2010.
Click the File menu, and then click Open.
Locate the folder in which you last saved the file.
In the Files of type list (All Word documents), click All Files. The backup file usually has the name "Backup of" followed by the name of the missing file.
Click the backup file, and then click Open.

You can also refer to this kb below to find the missing content of the document, it's written for the missing documents issue, you can also try the methods: http://www.filerepairforum.com/forum/archives/archives-aa/winrar/536-rar-is-3x-larger-than-its-content

I was rescued by it:
RTF Repair Kit. A convenient and fast online RTF repair tool offering unprecedented quality of data recovery, a convenient user interface and great value for regular and professional users.

For more information: http://www.rtf.repair/

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Try Open Office

by business6 In reply to Corrupt .rtf file in Word ...

Found this:
If MS Word says it corrupted you may want to try a third party app called Openoffice Its a free app that will recognize MS Office extensions and may open the .rtf. When installing OpenOffice, make sure NOT to make it the default office suite.

http://www.xcommsdirect.com/xcomms.html

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RTF file corrupted... how is it possible?

by cursistfrank In reply to Corrupt .rtf file in Word ...

My .rtf file got corrupted somehow too. I only openned and edited the file with wordpad. Saved the file. shut down my pc, and next day it was corrupted, openned just fine but showd only empty space.
Finally i tried to access with Hex editor and it shows only 000000000000000000000000 's.
Realy messed up since i was using wordpas thinking the file would be perfectly save with a simpel editor like this.


I really wonder how a basic file as rtf can get erased out of the blue?

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