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Word experienced an error trying to open the file

When you try to open the file .doc (with a finished thesis!!!) crawls this message:

Word experienced an error trying to open the file.

Try the following steps.

  • Check the access permissions for the document or drive.
  • Make sure you have enough memory and disk space.
  • Open the file with text recovery Converter.

The girl herself does not know after which it it happened.

What to do?

(This was all probably in OfficeXP or 2007 - she doesn't know, but certainly not in 2010)

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Try this.

Open Word

Click on the Office Button -> Open

Single-click on the file you want to open

In the lower right corner, where the Open button is, click on the arrow beside it and select Open and Repair

If it is indeed a corruption then MS Word would complain file is corrupted.

From the gibberish you posted, it is likely that the file was saved in an older format of Office document without proper UTF8 encoding instead of a file corruption.

Do the following to do some checking (assuming you are using office 2010):

  • Back up your file before attempting, and if any of them fixed your issue, you don't have to try other options

1. Open the file in office word -> save as into rtf file -> close the office -> re-open the rtf file (does it display properly?)

2. Open the file in the office word along with another blank office document -> press ctrl+home -> press ctrl+shift+end -> press shift+LEFTARROW -> press ctrl+c and paste into the blank office document (does it display properly?)

3. Try to remember what the supposed original language of the document is, then change your computer's region and language into that specific country's setting by going to control panel -> Regional and Language Options -> restart your pc and reopen the document.

If none of these fixed your issue, I’m afraid your document is lost forever.

or you can try to use repair word document

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Open Word, then open the file from within Word. Sometimes that works better than simply double-clicking on a file.

How much free space is available on the drive?

What version of Windows?

What version of Word?

She'll need to go back to the computer and get more information for you than what she has already given you.

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