Fix This File Could Not Be Found Microsoft Word Error

“Hi everyone, I am here with a problem and in hope of getting a solution. I am working on a project and I am maintaining a documentation of the project. I keep updating the Word file frequently. Yesterday when I tried to open the Word file as usual for adding some project related information, it refused to open and showed an error message, “This file could not be found”. What can I do now? I do not have any other copy of the Word document. Please suggest a way to get back my Word file to working condition. Thanks in advance.”

If you try to open 16-bit version of MS Word, you will get the error as mentioned in above scenario. It is because the Word file’s 8.3 name consists of space and spaces are not allowed on 8.3 filename format. You can resolve the issue by renaming and removing space in filename. For this you need to follow below instructions,

  • Start Windows Explorer
  • Locate file that you want to rename
  • Right click on the file and select ‘Rename’ option
  • Type a new name for the file and press ‘Enter’

If still the error shows up when you click on Word file then the Word file might have got corrupted due to various reasons. It might have infected by viruses, improperly transferred or downloaded and got damaged. Whatever may be the cause for Word file corruption, you can fix Microsoft Word error this file could not be found, using Yodot DOC Repair software which is the best tool to fix Word files.

Collective features of Word error repair software:

Yodot DOC Repair helps you the best to repair Word file with this file could not be found error. This tool repairs DOC or DOCX files of Word documents. You can fix Word file and recover text, tables, hypertext, OLE Objects, etc. incorporated in Word files. Word files of different versions like Office 2000, 2002, 2007, 2010 and 2013 can be repaired using this utility. This program supports Windows server 2003, Windows server 2008, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8 OS. It can fix Word files on drives with NTFS, NTFS5, FAT16, FAT32 and exFAT file systems. It is virus free and you can get free updates of the application regularly. It has simple GUI and very user friendly.

Steps to fix Microsoft Word error this file could not be found:

  • Download Yodot DOC Repair software and install it on your computer
  • Browse corrupt Microsoft Word file and click on “Repair” option
  • Word file will be repaired and you can view the resulted file after scan in few minutes
  • Preview Word file using “Click Here to preview file” option
  • Save them using “Save” option by browsing a destination location on a storage drive other than the one in which repaired DOC file is stored

How to avoid Word file corruption?

  • Keep scanning your computer system regularly to avoid virus invasion on Word files
  • Use UPS while transferring Word files from one drive to the other to avoid file corruption due to power failure