Fixing Microsoft Word Error File Corrupt Cannot be Opened

Did you receive any important Word file from email and getting error message like 'file corrupt and cannot be opened' when you tried to open that file? Then go through this page to get a brief explanation about this error and proper method to resolve it..!!

Microsoft Word is powerful doc application with advanced features and widely used in education system, corporate office, business sectors and also among home user to create files. It enhances the look of Word files by adding graphs, pictures, tables and other elements that makes the file more vibrant and active. However, while trying to open any files in MS Word, it shows error message like:

'Word file is corrupted and cannot be opened'

Few reason behind this Word file error:

  • CRC error: some junk values get inserted while transmitting Word files through media causing CRC error in Word file at receiver end
  • Compatibility effect: If you try to open Word file in MS Office suite version prior to the one using which is created then it might lead to Word file corruption
  • Software Malfunction: When Windows operating system is not installed properly on your computer, then some program may not function normally which may damage Word file saved on it

There are various scenarios for MS Word file corruption that may give way for the error ‘Word file is corrupted and cannot be opened'. However, you can fix this issue using professional Word file repair utility.

Microsoft Word error file repair tool:

Yodot DOC Repair is most popular and well known software to repair corrupt Microsoft Word file showing an error message like 'file is corrupted and cannot be opened' on Windows platform. It is used to restore all text, tables, images, header, footer, charts, clip arts, hyperlinks and other elements from corrupted Word files. This program has robust repair mechanism to fix both minor and severe corrupted MS Word files. User can repair Microsoft Word 2000, 2002, 2007, 2003, 2010 and 2013 version documents in just few simple procedures. Along with above mentioned errors, it can fix corrupted MS Word files caused due to broken download, improper system termination, CRC error, recovery tool error, etc. Along with DOC files, it has ability to repair corrupted DOCX files running on Windows 10, Windows 7, Window 8.1, Windows 8, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2003 and Windows Server 2008 OS based desktops.

Steps to fix MS Word file error:

  • Terminate MS Word application before initiating the repair process
  • Download and install Yodot DOC Repair application on your desktop
  • Click on 'Browse' button to select corrupt Word file
  • Upon selection, press on 'Repair' button to start with repair process
  • View scanning process by progress bar
  • After finishing the process, the software displays a confirmation message stating like file repaired successfully
  • View repaired Word file using 'Preview' option
  • At last, browse for destination location and save repaired Microsoft Word file by clicking on 'Save' option

Good Points:

  • Save your MS Word file before exiting Word application
  • Update anti-virus software regularly to remove virus threats
  • Scan Word files before opening it from email