Repair Word after Error Message Opening DOCX File

Hi everyone, I have a problem with my Word 2007 document. Whenever I try to open it, it throws an error message like “"The Office file xxxx.docx cannot be opened because there are problems with the content." When I clicked on details of error message I got another message like "This file is corrupt and cannot be opened." The word file is related to my project and I have created it with lots of hard work. I don’t want to lose it so can anyone tell me the solution to overcome my problem?

Well, the error message clearly shows that the file is corrupted. This type of error messages usually appears when you perform round-tripping. It means if you change the Word 2007 format into another file format and convert it back into Word 2007 format after doing some modification. Apart from round tripping there could be other reasons or any modifications that you made to your MS Word file may lead to corruption.

Some of the scenarios due to which DOCX document fails to open are:

  • Improperly Closing Word File: While working on Microsoft Word, you might witness sudden system shutdown or power failure that would result in Word application malfunctioning and display error message refusing to open the DOCX File
  • Macro Virus Infection: Macro Viruses can INFECT Word documents, Word templates or your system. If you open a Word file or template that has a Macro virus, .Docx file extension is displayed as .scr and it stops responding by popping up error messages
  • Damaged Storage Media: If you are copying word file from damaged external storage device or if its file system is corrupted, then also you may unable to open the Word file

Whenever a file gets corrupted or damaged you need to repair it. You can make use of "Open and repair" to repair it. It is a built in repair feature provided by MS Office to repair corrupted documents. This is one of the easiest and effective solutions to repair corrupted DOC files. The steps involved in the repair process are given below:

  • Open MS Word program. Click on Office button which you can see on the top of left side
  • A list will be appeared. Just click on Open
  • As soon as you click on “Open” you can see a small window. Select corrupted Word file from the system directory
  • Now instead of clicking on “Open” click on small arrow button which you can see at the right of “Open” button. A list will be scrolled down
  • From the list, click on “Open and repair”. After some seconds, the file will get repaired and opened

Even though it is effective solution to repair DOCX files, it does not work sometimes. Under such condition you need to make use of any good repair software. In fact it is one of the most effective solutions.

Brief Introduction about the software

Yodot DOC Repair software is exceptionally designed to repair corrupted and inaccessible DOC or DOCX files that refuse to open. It is powerful repair software, which successfully repairs content from severely damaged Microsoft Word Docx file. It repairs data such as tables, graphs, formulae, Images, text formatting, notes and all standard properties from corrupted DOCX file. It is 100% result oriented, does not modify the original content of the file and make the fresh copy at user defined location and thus saves your crucial data. You need not go through many steps to repair your Word file. You just have to install the software, select Word file to repair and the target location where you want to save the repaired content and click on the repair button and get your valuable files back in few seconds.

Steps involved in the repair process of DOCX file

  • First of all download Yodot DOC Repair software and install it to your computer
  • Run the software and start the repair process
  • The software now asks you to browse the DOCX file that needs to be repaired
  • Browse the file and click on “Repair” button
  • Now you can see the repairing progress on the screen and once the repair process ends, you will be able to preview the DOCX file
  • Finally browse the preferred location and save new repaired DOCX file

Useful Tips

  • It is advised to keep the backup of important DOCX files
  • Make use of any good antivirus software so that you can scan and eliminate the virus
  • Exit Microsoft Word properly to avoid damage to the file content