Repair Word File Could Not Be Found Error

“Hi all, I have got a problem and hope I get it resolved with your suggestions. I have a Word document which is not opening. When I click on it, I get an error message that the Word file could not be found. Then upon clicking on ‘OK’, again the same message is getting displayed but now with filename, with its extension and not opening. I want to access my important data in it somehow. Please help me with a solution to get the Word file fixed, if anyone knows. Thanks in advance...”

The above may be the situation faced by you or any of your friends. If you want to know what can be done in such cases in order to make the Word file work like before, then you are at the right site. Firstly let us know the possible cause for Word file cannot be found error. If you try opening a 16-bit version Word file, then you get such error messages sometimes. The error message may be because of following reasons:

  • You might have created a shortcut of your Microsoft Word document and the file might have got deleted from its original location on your computer
  • There is a space in 8.3 filename of the Word document as it doesn’t allow spaces
  • Another reason is because of file corruption. The Word file gets corrupt due to:
    • Incomplete download of Word file due to slow connection or file download interruption
    • Word file header corruption because of viruses
    • Word program malfunctioning, etc

There are various reasons for Word file not opening properly and displaying error message of file cannot be found. You will start to panic by the thought of losing access to your important data on document forever. Chill!! You can fix Word document in such situations using Yodot DOC Repair software within few clicks.

Repair Word file displaying error, file cannot be found:

Yodot DOC Repair software helps you to fix Word DOC or DOCX files showing error for any reason. This application can repair and recover all data in Word document like text, hyperlinks, tables, Word Art, etc. This program is capable of fixing documents saved on different devices like pen drives, memory cards, iPods, internal and external hard drive, etc. on your Windows computers. It is possible to fix virus infected Word file along with not responding or unreadable Word documents in simple steps. You can be free from the worry of further damage to Word documents during repair process, as the tool has read only functionality. To know more about the software, try the demo version today.

Detailed steps to repair Word file showing file cannot be found error:

  • Download Yodot DOC Repair on your PC and install it
  • Run the utility and select Word file which is displaying file cannot be found error by browsing
  • Then click on “Repair” option to start repair process by the software
  • The program fixes the issues with selected Word file in short time span
  • You can view repaired Word file using ‘Click Here to preview file’ option on software wizard
  • Save repaired Word file using ‘Save’ option by browsing a location on computer drive


  • Keep spare copy of Word files by scheduling backup on your PC
  • Use efficient anti-virus software to scan storage drives to avoid virus infection to Word files