Images disappearing from MS Word for Mac files

LifeinPlastic

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Sometimes old word files "lose" their images before I have a chance to resave them as .docx files

Sometimes the images are still visible when viewing the file in the finder in column view. But after opening the files, there is just an empty box where the image was.

Sometimes there is a message saying "there is not enough memory to show the images in the file" and the images are replaced with big red Xs.

Is there a way to recover images in a .doc MS Word for Mac file?

Microsoft Word for Mac Version 16.50 (21061301)
macOS Big Sur Version 11.4
MacBook Air (Retina, 13-inch, 2020)
 
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Sometimes old word files "lose" their images before I have a chance to resave them as .docx files

Sometimes the images are still visible when viewing the file in the finder in column view. But after opening the files, there is just an empty box where the image was.

Sometimes there is a message saying "there is not enough memory to show the images in the file" and the images are replaced with big red Xs.

Is there a way to recover images in a .doc MS Word for Mac file?

Microsoft Word for Mac Version 16.50 (21061301)
macOS Big Sur Version 11.4
MacBook Air (Retina, 13-inch, 2020)
The best way to avoid this problem is by selecting the entire document and Copying it in case when saving it as a .docx file to create a copy of it in case you need to paste it into a new document on your Mac. At the same time delete documents and files no longer needed to free up memory space on the Hard Drive. With more disk space you will have more free space for documents. A second opinion would be good to get regarding this, too. However, copying and pasting the .doc file contents into a .docx file may work. This is for retaining the images.
 

LifeinPlastic

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The best way to avoid this problem is by selecting the entire document and Copying it in case when saving it as a .docx file to create a copy of it in case you need to paste it into a new document on your Mac. At the same time delete documents and files no longer needed to free up memory space on the Hard Drive. With more disk space you will have more free space for documents. A second opinion would be good to get regarding this, too. However, copying and pasting the .doc file contents into a .docx file may work. This is for retaining the images.
Thanks, but I tried this and it did not make a difference.
 

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