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Unsolvable Problem (involving missing xml subfile)

Discussion in 'Business Applications' started by NIsaksson, Nov 5, 2016.

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  1. NIsaksson

    NIsaksson Thread Starter

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    Hi everyone!

    I'm fairly certain I'm s.o.l. on this one, but I'm desperate so I continue to try. Here goes: a very important, irreplaceable .docx file was randomly missing from my computer inexplicably. I downloaded a program called Recuva used for recovering deleted files that may still be on the hard drive somewhere. I found my file (as well as various autosaves of it [asd files]), but it would not open for it was corrupted. After trying many methods to repair the file, I turned to third-party programs for repairing corrupted documents. One of the programs, called Savvy DOCX Recovery, attempted to recover the file, but it couldn't because "the docx file does not contain the word/document.xml sub-file in which the text is stored". It further claimed it was impossible to recover the data. Is this true? I would not ask if the text in the document were not extremely important.

    Thanks a lot!
     
  2. Triple6

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    Have you checked to see if you have Previous Versions enabled? Right click on the folder that the file was in and see if you have a "Restore Previous Versions" option. I assume you didn't make a backup of this important and irreplaceable file?

    You can try extracting the recovered file using this method and see if you can get readable text: http://www.howtogeek.com/50628/easi...-embedded-files-from-an-office-2007-document/
    If that document.xml file is heavily damaged o missing then yup, you are out of luck unless you can find another copy of the file.

    Have you searched your computer for the name of he file? Maybe it just got moved?
     
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  3. NIsaksson

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    Yes, I tried to look for previous versions and have scoured my computer, and yes, I failed make a copy, stupidly. I had only created it a week before, hadn't gotten around to it. Shows me not to procrastinate!
     
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