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How do I fix a corrupted Works Word file

Discussion in 'Business Applications' started by inneedofassistan, Dec 6, 2011.

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  1. inneedofassistan

    inneedofassistan Thread Starter

    Dec 6, 2011
    I am using Microsoft Works Word Processor. After doing some editing and writing I saved my work and when I went back to it and tried to open it says I need to use a file converter which I said okay to. And then it came up with the following message and after acknowledging the message Word opens up a blank template as if to start a new file.

    Works cannot open "C:\Documents and Settings\HP_Administrator\Desktop\Paid To wps". The file may be in use by another application, the file format may not be supported by any of the installed converters, or the file may be corrupt.

    How do I uncorrupt this file. I really need to open it. All my other files open up without difficulty. Any help would really be appreciated.
  2. Elvandil


    Aug 1, 2003
    Try copying it to your desktop and opening the copy. If it is, in fact, being used, the copy will not be.

    (Any file you do not have backed up is a file you should expect to lose.)
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