Re: Word 7 recovery files

Subject: Re: Word 7 recovery files
From: Robert Courtney <bobsc1 -at- earthlink -dot- net>
To: deborah <deborah -at- evostor -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 18 May 2010 19:27:44 -0700

Deborah,

Thanks for the suggestion. I'll keep that one in mind. I finally did get
the file back to a usable format. I did everything to recover it. I
finally did a copy of the file to a new name. The corrupted data (disk
area) seemed to copy over to the new file. The file copy must have done
a recovery on the bad data or MS Word figured it out when I opened it.

That saved me a great deal of work.

I did set up vista to do a backup when I sign on in the morning to a
network drive of all my document files. I'll see how this works as I
don't have a lot of room on the network drive.

I do thank you for your input.

Robert Courtney
Technical Writer
PDSI -- Principal Decision Systems International
O: (800) 850-7374 ext 1283
F: (714) 703-3000
E: robertcourtney -at- pdsi-software -dot- com
www.pdsi-software.com


On 5/18/2010 4:45 PM, deborah wrote:
> Corrupted is corrupted, but maybe just maybe you can still access the
> underlying XML so that you can salvage at least some of the content.
> Not sure if this is one of Microsoft's suggestions, but try changing
> the file extension to .zip. Unzip the file and see if you can access
> the /document.xml/ file which is located in the /word /directory.
>
> cheers,
> deborah
>
> On 19/05/2010 2:03 AM, Robert Courtney wrote:
>> Hi,
>>
>> Well, it seems I have a word 7 .docx file that got corrupted on me. I
>> have a main document I was using to create this document so I can
>> recreated it, but it will be 3 days of work I need to redo.
>>
>> Does anyone know of a freeware or suggestion on file recovery software
>> that I don't need to buy?
>>
>> Wouldn't you know it I just didn't quite save it as a backup.
>>
>> I am currently looking at the MS recovery suggestions for MS word files
>> now. I don't seem to be having any luck with the methods so far.
>>
>> Thanks,
>>
>>
>
>
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Word 7 recovery files: From: Robert Courtney
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