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I need urgent help! [Word related]

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by Vorago, Mar 13, 2009.


  1. Vorago

    Vorago (((o)))

    Jul 17, 2003
    Antwerp, Belgium
    Hi all,

    yesterday night I was working on a very important document in Word 2007. While saving it Word started acting up (this program isn't responding, blablabla), but I managed to control it and save the file on a USB flashdrive.

    Today I want to continue working on it and I get this:

    "office open xml file cannot be opened because there are problems with its content"

    If I click OK Word asks me to confirm if the file is safe etc, but confirming this leads to nothing.

    ***???

    I opened the file in Open Office and managed to get 5 out of 13 pages, the other 8 didn't show up.

    Someone suggested opening it up in Word 2003, which I did, but to no avail.

    Is this really 3 days of work gone?

    Please say it isn't so :atoz:

    Can anyone help me?

    In the rapidshare file is the corrupted docx file. If you think you can help me, please download this and try opening it.

    Thanks again.

    http://rapidshare.com/files/208685480/thesis.docx.html


    Edit; I tried opening it with Winrar as some have suggested in similar threads on other forums. The scary thing is that in the Xml files only the first 5 pages are visible. The other 8 are simply gone.
     
  2. Kenbuntu

    Kenbuntu

    Jun 6, 2005
    Ontario
    Unlike you, I'll actually help. Save it as 97-2003 (.doc) . Bigger file (doesnt really matter though) and it should open just about anywhere.

    EDIT: nvm, you are screwed, i cant open it up with anything.
     
  3. Vorago

    Vorago (((o)))

    Jul 17, 2003
    Antwerp, Belgium
    Thanks for trying anyway. :)
     
  4. Relic

    Relic Cow are you?

    Sep 12, 2006
    Robbinsville, NJ
    uh man, I'm sorry to say that that file is corrupt... I tried everything I can think of to no avail. Maybe someone else here can figure it out. Keeping my fingers crossed for ya.
     
  5. Vorago

    Vorago (((o)))

    Jul 17, 2003
    Antwerp, Belgium
    An exclusive Belgian beer shipped to your door if you can recover this file!

    Thanks for trying Relic, I appreciate it!
     
  6. mothmonsterman

    mothmonsterman

    Feb 8, 2006
    Yep all sorts of jacked up I see it all the time. No use in trying more than you have to to recover it and start over.

    Please remember to back your files up, too many people forget to, save often and to different places and try to set up shadow copies if you can.

    try downloading undelete plus and finding an old copy of it on your drive.
    It's friday so I will work on it a bit today and see what I can do.
    cause I love me some good beer.
     
  7. René_Julien

    René_Julien

    Jun 26, 2008
    Belgium
    I tried opening the content with different programs, but to no avail. :meh:
    I hope someone more knowledgable can help you recover this one.
    Seems like Word messed up before you saved that file.


    I guess you'll better do it all over again, sadly.


    Bon courage.
     
  8. HeavyDuty

    HeavyDuty Supporting Curmudgeon Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Jun 26, 2000
    Suburban Chicago, IL
    Did you look in the temp folder for prior autosaved versions of the doc?
     
  9. -MK-

    -MK-

    Feb 24, 2009
    Lake Norman, NC
    That's the route I would take here. There should be a hidden .asd file on your machine somewhere which is the last autosave of that file. More info here.
     
  10. Tony In Philly

    Tony In Philly Gold Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Oct 25, 2007
    Filthydelphia, USA
    Have you tried viewing it with a file viewer such as V.exe? That will read almost anything. I use it all the time for weird files at work.
     
  11. MakiSupaStar

    MakiSupaStar The Lowdown Diggler

    Apr 12, 2006
    Huntington Beach, CA
    Not sure if it would matter, but did you try launching the file locally instead of from your thumb. Drag the file onto your desktop and try from there. Just a thought.
     
  12. Vorago

    Vorago (((o)))

    Jul 17, 2003
    Antwerp, Belgium
    Cool idea!
     
  13. if it's a westy send me the file and I'll work on it for hours. Otherwise, I'll give it a try. Rapidshare link is dead.
     
  14. NJL

    NJL

    Apr 12, 2002
    San Antonio
    hey, B, what happened? got an update?? :)
     
  15. MakiSupaStar

    MakiSupaStar The Lowdown Diggler

    Apr 12, 2006
    Huntington Beach, CA
    Yeah. I'm curious who gets the beer.
     
  16. NJL

    NJL

    Apr 12, 2002
    San Antonio
    i am!! :spit:

    some of Belgium's finest!!
     
  17. MakiSupaStar

    MakiSupaStar The Lowdown Diggler

    Apr 12, 2006
    Huntington Beach, CA
    I'm currently on a Sierra Nevada binge. So shutty!
     
  18. NJL

    NJL

    Apr 12, 2002
    San Antonio
    EEEEEEEEAAAAAAT ITTTTTTTT!! :spit:
     
  19. MatticusMania

    MatticusMania LANA! HE REMEMBERS ME!

    Sep 10, 2008
    Pomona, SoCal
    Yeah, Ive been playing with the Sierra Nevada myself... its a hard fix to kick.
     
  20. Vorago

    Vorago (((o)))

    Jul 17, 2003
    Antwerp, Belgium
    Not yet.

    I'll get you an exclusive beer...if you pay the shipping costs ;)
     

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