How to Repair Damaged Word Documents?

“Hello everyone, I used a recovery tool to restore some previously lost files and it went fine, however now I am facing problem with Word files. When I tried to open those recovered Word documents, I got below message on screen “Word experienced an error trying to open the file. Try these suggestions to open it” along with few ways to open it. I tried those suggestions but still couldn't open the document. I tried opening with Notepad but all I got was some machine language. Any help please! The files are so important.”

You may experience such errors when you try to open the Word document, which is damaged. Apart from this, other errors that you may face are the file .doc cannot be opened because there are problems with the content, the file is corrupted and cannot be opened etc. Where in some other cases, you may be allowed to open the Word file but it may exhibit some strange behavior. Those behaviors might be allied with damaged content of the document or with template, on which the document is based. Those behaviors might be: Repeated page breaks in document, incorrect document layout and formatting, unreadable script on screen, generation of errors while processing, system hangs or crashes when you open Word file and more.

If the Word document shows any of the above signs or if you cannot open the MS Word document; first look for identical behaviors in other Word files and try to open these files in other computers. You should do these things because; sometimes unusual behaviors might be caused by reason other than Word document damage. If you find similar issues in other documents or these Word files are working fine in other computer; then the issue is not in the document. So you need to troubleshoot the Word application and OS running on the computer.

But if those unusual behaviors and errors are appearing only in these Word files and you are facing them in other computers as well, then it is sure that your Word documents are damaged. They might be damaged because of:

At this situation you should try to open the Word file using Open and Repair option provided in MS Word application. If it opens, copy entire content of file and paste it in new document. Don’t panic even if you can’t open the file or cannot copy the content, as Yodot Doc Repair utility is always at your side to give a helping hand in these difficult circumstances.

Promising Way to Repair your damaged Word Document

Yodot DOC Repair tool is exclusively designed to fix the damaged Word documents. It can repair corrupt, damaged and inaccessible Word files easily. It has ability to recover text from damaged Word document without modifying the original structure of source file. It is well versed in fixing document text along with its formatting, tables, hyperlinks, OLE objects, charts, clip arts, header, footer etc. It also provides a chance to Preview fixed Microsoft Word document before you save them. It is capable of repairing Word file which is damaged due to CRC error and also Word documents which fails to open and generates errors like the file is corrupted and cannot be open, invalid file format etc. With the help of this Word repair tool you can fix damaged Word files stored on hard drives, external hard drives and any external storage devices. This utility is compatible with all versions of Windows OS like Windows 10, 8.1, 8, 7, Vista, XP, Server 2003 and Server 2008. It easily fixes damaged DOC and DOCX files created using MS Office 2000, 2002, 2003, 2007 and 2010.

Simple Procedure to Fix Damaged Word Doc files:


  • Keep Microsoft Office application upto date
  • Never use direct formatting and drag-and-drop editing
  • In case, you are looking ways to recover lost word documents you can take help of Yodot File Recovery program to easily restore them in safe and secure manner

Why Choose Yodot?

12+Years Of Experience

100%Money Back Guarantee


100%Secure Shopping

FreeTech Support