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Problems with corrupted office 2007 files.

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November 13, 2013 9:26:55 AM

Hey I'm tried to open following the files on My H:\ Flash Drive
Excel 2007, PowerPoint 2007, & Publisher 2007

Excel 2007
I have tried to open My-filename1.xlsx on my USB flash drive H:\ but I received this error message.

"Excel cannot open the file 'My-filename1.xlsx' because the format or file extension not valid. Verify that the file has not been corrupted and that the file extension matches the format of the file." (101590)

PowerPoint 2007
I have tried to open My-filename2.pptx on my USB flash drive H:\ but I received this error message.

"PowerPoint found unreadable content in My-filename2.pptx. Do you want to recover the contents of this presentation? If you trust the source of this presentation, click yes." (400645)

When I click Yes and then,

"There was an error accessing H:\My-filename2.pptx" (400066)

Publisher 2007
I have tried to open My-filename3.pub on my USB flash drive H:\ but I received this error message.

"Publisher cannot open the file." (1100009)

Is there’s a way to recover/repaired these corrupted files on my H:\ Drive (USB Flash Drive).

I'm Using Microsoft office 2007 Enterprise on Windows 7 Ultimate.
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November 13, 2013 9:43:17 AM

Assuming these are your ONLY copies so you can't just get another backup, there are many (paid) programs that claim to be able to repair corrupted documents. I have never used any so can't vouch for any of them if they work or are just there to get your money. Do a web search and see if you can find one that will at least preview the document before you purchase the program.
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November 13, 2013 9:50:27 AM

There is a virus going around (its a ransomware virus) that affects many common files(including office files. The virus encrypts the files(and asks for money to decrypt them) making them look corrupt to the application, The only way around the virus(if that is what this is) is to restore from a backup.
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November 13, 2013 8:31:39 PM

ss202sl said:
There is a virus going around (its a ransomware virus) that affects many common files(including office files. The virus encrypts the files(and asks for money to decrypt them) making them look corrupt to the application, The only way around the virus(if that is what this is) is to restore from a backup.


How to get rid of an ransomware virus so it can recover (repairing) the backup files of Excel, PowerPoint & Publisher on USB drive or the C:\ local disk.
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November 14, 2013 10:23:45 AM

uc21387 said:
ss202sl said:
There is a virus going around (its a ransomware virus) that affects many common files(including office files. The virus encrypts the files(and asks for money to decrypt them) making them look corrupt to the application, The only way around the virus(if that is what this is) is to restore from a backup.


How to get rid of an ransomware virus so it can recover (repairing) the backup files of Excel, PowerPoint & Publisher on USB drive or the C:\ local disk.


You can't get rid of it. If this is what you have then you have 2 options. Pay the ransome or restore your data from backup.
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November 18, 2013 3:13:53 AM

I'm pretty much sure about corruption here. Why? The reason is simple, due to those errors you are talking about. To be very frank, I have never ever used Publisher. Other than this, I have been using Excel and PowerPoint from a long time. If the corruption is normal, then it can be fixed by using "Open and Repair" technique. It is very simple and available for almost all major versions of MS Excel and PowerPoint.

For example: To repair corrupt .xlsx file:
1. Open your MS Excel program > click on Office button (as you are using MS Office 2007) > click on Open.
2.Select corrupt .xlsx file from your system.
3.You'll see an arrow shown beside Open button. Click on that arrow and select Open and Repair from the list.
Within a few seconds, the select .xlsx file will be repaired and opened. You need to follow the same steps with PowerPoint files.

This technique may fail if corruption is severe. In such situation I would like to suggest you to check some third-party recovery tools for Excel and PowerPoint files (no idea of any recovery tool for Publisher files). You may check SysInfoTools MS Excel XLSX Recovery and SysInfoTools MS PowerPoint PPTX Recovery tool. I will recommend you to check free demo version of these tools mentioned above.

To read more about these tools please visit sysinfotools.
Thanks.
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December 13, 2013 12:39:23 PM

I'm Using Remo Repair PowerPoint Instead of SysInfoTools (because these tools can't help it).

However, When I Repair My Corrupted PowerPoint File (H:\My-filename2.pptx) on Remo Repair PowerPoint by the following steps. When I click repair button, the error message appears.

"Invalid File! Please select another file to repair."

What cause the error for this file?
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December 13, 2013 1:33:59 PM

ss202sl said:
There is a virus going around (its a ransomware virus) that affects many common files(including office files. The virus encrypts the files(and asks for money to decrypt them) making them look corrupt to the application, The only way around the virus(if that is what this is) is to restore from a backup.


If it was this encryption virus, it's pretty easy to tell as it puts up a giant sign on the desktop about it. It does not try to hide anything after it encrypted the files.
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December 13, 2013 1:34:33 PM

uc21387 said:
I'm Using Remo Repair PowerPoint Instead of SysInfoTools (because these tools can't help it).

However, When I Repair My Corrupted PowerPoint File (H:\My-filename2.pptx) on Remo Repair PowerPoint by the following steps. When I click repair button, the error message appears.

"Invalid File! Please select another file to repair."

What cause the error for this file?



Contact the maker of the program for help, they can tell you better than anyone else.

You did not get any messages about your files being encrypted did you? That virus another poster mentioned would cause a similar error with your files. That virus is pretty easy to spot as after it encrypts the files it puts a big sign on the desktop so you can pay them to fix the damage. And unfortunately aside from wiping the disk and restoring your files from backup, paying that ransom is the only way to recover the files.
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January 16, 2014 2:49:55 PM

I don't have any backup to recovering any corrupted data files, it says
"There are no previous versions available" on any files.
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