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    Corrupt Word/Excel files

    i had to recover some files from a computer the other day but a number of the word and excel documents are comming up corrupt.

    i've done a bit of a search on goolge there are a few recover prog's out there but was wondering if anyone could recommend one, (the cheaper the better)

    thanks.

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    Re: Corrupt Word/Excel files

    Try loading them in OpenOffice.org. That usually fixes them for me.

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    Re: Corrupt Word/Excel files

    For Word :

    Go to file --> save as webpage and then save it literally as a webpage / html file.

    Look here :

    http://word.mvps.org/FAQs/AppErrors/CorruptDoc.htm

    Not sure about excel ( Im sure a google search ) or loading it into open office may help

    Just a quick post but will have a better look later on

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    Re: Corrupt Word/Excel files

    Ontrack easy recovery pro does what it says on the tin: don't think it is that expensive can't remember but it does what i want it to do

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    Word has it's own recovery/repair. File->Open and next to the "Open" button there's a drop-down button - change to "Open and Repair". Failing that, change "open as file type" to "Recover Text From Any File" (or something like that). Not always successful, so I would also use OpenOffice.org.

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    Opening the files in Notepad can sometimes allow you to recover snippets of information.

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