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MS Word cannot open the document

MS Word cannot open the document

MS Word cannot open the document

Please help me to solve my problem with Microsoft Word . When I try to open DOCX file I get this error "Word cannot open this document". I'm hoping someone here has experience in this and knows how to make word document fix. 
Any help/advice would be appreciated

RE: MS Word cannot open the document

If the document is on a USB drive that has been removed without going through the safe removal process, it is likely to be corrupted beyond repair - time to reload from a known good backup.

Otherwise, you might try using Word's 'recover text from any file' file opening option but do be aware that you'll only get back plain text (no images, tables, formatting, etc.) with that approach.

Paul Edstein
[MS MVP - Word]

RE: MS Word cannot open the document

Make a copy and do some experiments to test if it true word document:
- right-click the file and under "properties" check if you can see "details" tab with a part of word document features: author, template, number of paragraphs etc.,
- test if the file was not converted to "pdf" file: change extension to pdf and try to open with pdf viewer,
- change extension to zip and open the archive, if you can do it, you can try to find programme that could open the file in one of zipped files,
- change extension to txt and see if you can see any hints about creator in the plain text file.


RE: MS Word cannot open the document

Try to open it with OpenOffice or LibreOffice. I found that those can sometimes open files that Word cannot. If it opens, add a space anywhere and save.

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RE: MS Word cannot open the document

Thank you for taking the time to share how to go about fixing this. I tried everything you guys suggested.I still getting this error:((

RE: MS Word cannot open the document

At least in case of first and two last points from my post you shouldn't get any errors, rather tell if you found any hints.


RE: MS Word cannot open the document

Thanks for help

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