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PLEASE HELP! MY report is due tomorrow but now its corrupted and unreadable

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February 1, 2012 1:05:46 PM

Hi everyone,

My laptop is win 7. I just opened my Microsoft word yesterday and when i try to open the file today it says ' the file is corrupted and unreadable' well i tried to repair it but it didnt work it still kept popping out ' corrupted and unreadable'


I am so frustrated bcz my report in that file is due tmw T_T :cry:  :cry:  :cry:  :cry: 

HELP ME PLEASE :cry:  :cry: 


Megan
February 1, 2012 1:16:03 PM

See if you can copy the file first then open it. Word also has some backup opts. but you may find they were not set by default. Otherwise you may be out of luck.
a b $ Windows 7
February 1, 2012 1:32:09 PM

The first thing to try is to right click on the file name, then click on properties and then select previous versions. Windows will search for them. If it finds one or more, choose the most recent and open it. Windows makes shadow copies for restore points automatically so you may have a copy you are not aware of. If this does not work, here are some links to follow that may also help you out. Take a look at this (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/827099). And this (http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/word-help/save-and-re...).
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February 1, 2012 1:40:08 PM

I would say if all else fails send it to your professor/teacher electronically anyways and when they get the same error they will understand.

other than that, best of luck to you...
February 1, 2012 3:23:54 PM

If nothing else works you could always try to force it open in Word Pad or Notepad, but you will loose all that formatting, especially if you have to use Notepad and try to just take out the text. Yup that would suck.
February 1, 2012 3:38:35 PM

Dogsnake said:
The first thing to try is to right click on the file name, then click on properties and then select previous versions. Windows will search for them. If it finds one or more, choose the most recent and open it. Windows makes shadow copies for restore points automatically so you may have a copy you are not aware of. If this does not work, here are some links to follow that may also help you out. Take a look at this (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/827099). And this (http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/word-help/save-and-re...).



Hey dogsnake,

I clicked properties and then it showed 'general' 'security' and 'details' well the security tab is not accessible.. where can I find the tab to select previous versions?


February 1, 2012 3:42:46 PM

megamanx00 said:
If nothing else works you could always try to force it open in Word Pad or Notepad, but you will loose all that formatting, especially if you have to use Notepad and try to just take out the text. Yup that would suck.


Hi megaman


I tried to open it in word pad but it popped out' fail to open file'..
February 1, 2012 3:44:50 PM

price_th said:
See if you can copy the file first then open it. Word also has some backup opts. but you may find they were not set by default. Otherwise you may be out of luck.


Hi Price

I cant even copy the file .... :cry:  :cry: 
a b $ Windows 7
February 1, 2012 3:59:48 PM

It is a tab right after details. If it is not there you may not have the feature enabled. So check out the links for further options. What type of document is it saved as (.doc, .txt...)?
February 1, 2012 8:45:51 PM

Wordpad ignores a lot of formatting, but I guess it's too corrupted. Use notepad to try and just get the raw text, but of course it's not gonna be pretty :p 
February 2, 2012 2:43:37 AM

Here is an odd suggestion. Try burning it to cd?
February 2, 2012 3:26:38 AM

window 7 is very nice and comfortable and it fast processing and thanks.
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