Corrupted Word & Excel documents

By shababkath ·
I get a message "The file format is not in a recognizable format" when I try to open either excel(2002). When I try to open Word(2002) I get a "file conversion-address" dialog box.

How do I fix this problem?

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Depends where the files came from

by OH Smeg Moderator In reply to Corrupted Word & Excel do ...

If they are local then you do have a problem but if they came from another place they may have been created on a different version of Office that uses a different File Format,.

If this is the case you need to install the Office 2007 to 2003 Converter from M$. For a full description of what is involved look here

There is also a Link to the Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack for 2007 Office Word, Excel and Power Point File Formats on that Page.


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If you have the office suite..

Then do a re-install and select "repair", do this on (if you have different disks) each disk. Hope this help you.

Please post back if you have more problems or questions.

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Use data recovery software

by lucycook In reply to Corrupted Word & Excel do ...

Dear Friend you can restore your corrupted excel file with the help of data recovery software you can use kernel recovery for excel which can be download from here

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