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Corrupt .rtf file in Word 2010

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by Gabriella17, May 16, 2012.

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  1. Gabriella17

    Gabriella17 Thread Starter

    May 16, 2012
    Hello everyone,

    Last night, my computer rebooted itself unexpectedly while I was accessing a Word document. I was constantly saving the document, so I expected that it would come back up when the computer rebooted.
    Every time I try to open it in Word, it says that the file is corrupt and cannot be read.
    I have tried the Open & Repair function. I have also tried the Extract Text from All Files function. When I did the latter, the document came up to about 1,000 pages worth of different codes.
    When I open it in WordPad, the most recent things I saved did not come up. I am absolutely sure that I saved what I was working on.
    Is there any way I can fix this corrupt file? It is a crucial part of an assignment.
  2. Lance1


    Aug 4, 2003
    If MS Word says it corrupted you may want to try a third party app called Openoffice Its a free app that will recognize MS Office extensions and may open the .rtf. When installing OpenOffice, make sure NOT to make it the default office suite.
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