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Canít Recover Corrupt Word 2013 Document

Best Answer lightholy242 , 26 August 2015 - 05:18 AM

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I worked on a research paper with Word 2013, and I later found out it's corrupt, and I can't recover it. I get the following error message: "We're sorry. We can't open because we found a problem with its contents. Details: Unspecified error Location: Part: /word/document.xml, Line: 2, Column: 0" Word can't recover the file. Datanumen Word Repair can't repair. I'm wondering if there's an alternate way of opening the file, essentially looking at the file's code to possibly find the problem and fix it. I, fortunately, found an earlier version that I was able to turn in, but it would be much better to repair the file.

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Hello georrglilvirt  :welcome:

See, for example:Like since you are having an issue with Word,


Try this.



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See, for example:Like since you are having an issue with Word, open Excel instead and use that. http://www.wordbante...6003#post496003

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When a Word document file is corrupted, then you can try several methods to recover it:

1. First of all, you can try the recovery function integrated with Microsoft Word, as follows:

1) On the File menu, click Open.
2) In the Look in list, click the drive, folder, or Internet location that contains the file that you want to open.
3) In the folder list, locate and open the folder that contains the file.
4) Select the file that you want to recover.
5) Click the arrow next to the Open button, and then click Open and Repair.

You may find more information about this at:

http://office.micros...P005189610.aspx(for Word 2003)
http://support.micro...kb/893672/en-us(for Word 2007/2010/2013)

2. Second, since Word 2003, it provides a "Document Recovery" or "AutoRecover" mechanism so that when Word is shutdown abnormally, the Word file being edited will be recovered when Word is launched next time, which makes the file recovery possible.

See below:


for more detailed information.

3. Third, you may also try OpenOffice to open and repair the corrupted document. OpenOffice is a free and open source software which is compatible with Word document. Sometimes it can open the corrupt document that Word cannot open.

You can get OpenOffice at http://www.openoffice.org/

4. If 1, 2 and 3 does not work, then you may try third-party tools such as DataNumen Word Repair at


It provides a free demo version so that you can try to see if the data you want can be recovered or not.

Good luck!

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