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RTF file corrupted

By anthonyparish ·
I work in a group of Windows users who cannot always cope with straing
MS Word files, so I save my word files routinely as .rtf. Lately, these
files cannot be reopened. I get a message "file corrupted". Once I
managed to rebuild the file through MS-DOS, but what should I do to
keep it from happening? Reinstall WORD?

Thank you,

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One more helper to you

by edwardglenn In reply to RTF file corrupted

RTF Repair Kit is powerful repair corrupt RTF file software for Microsoft Word text processor. It is the easiest solution if you’d like to know how to repair RTF file corrupted and fix the structure of text files in DOC, DOT, DOCX and other supported formats. This online RTF repair tool offers the following useful features:

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Step 1
Open Notepad, the native Windows text editor, from the Start menu. Open the application again so that there are two Notepad windows open.

Step 2
Open the corrupt RTF file in one of the windows.

Step 3
Scroll down until you see some of the correct text from the file. Copy and paste this text into the second "Notepad" window.

Step 4
Repeat this process until you have recovered all of the text. Save the file in the second window as a new file.

One more tip: Save the file in several different formats, just in case the file becomes corrupt again.

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MADE IT

by donaldreynolds In reply to RTF file corrupted

Finally, I could restore RTF files by using this solution, many thanks edward

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RTF

by frenchrobert9 In reply to RTF file corrupted

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

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RTF corrupted file recovery

by social2 In reply to RTF file corrupted

Hi,

Try this :

Microsoft Word

Step 1 : Click the "File" tab and point to "Open."

Step 2 : Click the "Open and Repair" submenu.

Step 3 : Select the corrupted RTF file. Wait a few minutes for Microsoft Word to scan and repair the file.

Step 4 : Scroll through the file and see if any changes are there. Delete any extra coding and save a backup version of the file.

OpenOffice

Step 1 : Download and install the free and open-source OpenOffice productivity software if you do not have it already installed.

Step 2 : Open "Writer," the OpenOffice word processing application. Related Reading: How To Restore a Corrupt File in Microsoft Office

Step 3 : Click the "File" heading and select "Open" from the menu. Choose the corrupt RTF file in the file selection dialog that opens. Click the "Open" button. Wait a few moments for the software to process and open the RTF file. OpenOffice may be able to display the RTF file without any errors.

Step 4 : Scroll through the text to see if there are any coding symbols or unknown characters. Delete that text.

Step 5 : Save a backup of the file once the formatting is completed

Notepad

Step 1 : Open Notepad, the native Windows text editor, from the Start menu. Open the application again so that there are two Notepad windows open.

Step 2 : Open the corrupt RTF file in one of the windows.

Step 3 : Scroll down until you see some of the correct text from the file. Copy and paste this text into the second "Notepad" window.

Step 4 : Repeat this process until you have recovered all of the text. Save the file in the second window as a new file.

If doesn't work try some recovery tool like Word Repair Toolbox, officerecovery.

Hope this helps.

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