Corrupted Word Doc suggests using Text Recovery convertor

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File created in MSWord2013, 54MB, 40 pages of text and 120 images of a family history now lost. 3 years of work. Silly me for not running back ups and not using OneDrive etc. MS online help couldn't really help. They suggested I buy Office, I did, this didn't fix the issue. Error message changed to "Open File with the Text Recovery converter".  Anyone know what this is ? If not any ideas on how to fix files please. 

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If you upload a copy of the document to the following folder of my OneDrive

https://1drv.ms/f/s!AmuIXmFDy-1a8nP3RpgnYHp-5zXK

or

https://1drv.ms/u/s!AmuIXmFDy-1a8nMtZsb0KlLCYoJV?e=8BRHGe

and post back here to let me know that you have done that, I will see if I can recover your document.

@Doug_Robbins_Word_MVP thank you for responding. I have uploaded corrupt file. The file is a Word doc of approx 40 pages of ~120 pics , not a lot of text. Family history stuff. Cheers Chris 

 

@ChrisPB525 

A repaired copy of your document has been uploaded to the following folder of my OneDrive

https://1drv.ms/f/s!AmuIXmFDy-1azRlX2JBMPPp_Nb1x

or

https://onedrive.live.com/?authkey=%21AFfYkEw8%2Dn81vXE&id=5AEDCB43615E886B%219881&cid=5AEDCB43615E8...

 

I have also uploaded a copy of the document that has been saved as a pdf file as due to the content of the Word document with images inserted into it with the layout being other than In-line with text, further corruption is likely to occur.

 

While it wouild be a lot of work, and should be done using a copy of the Word document, my recommendation would be to change the layout of all of the images so that the text wrapping is set to In-line with text, making use of a two column table in those instances where you want images side by side.

 

Let me know when you have retrieved them so that I can delete them from that folder.

Sir I cannot thank you enough. Homage to a Sensei of fixing stuff MS. I will also take on the suggested pagination format and rework the 7 volumes to ensure I don't bend MS Word again. Diolch !
Hello Doug, I read your conversation with Chris and it gave me a ray of hope. I finished writing my first book and recently decided to do the final editing. However, my PC crashed and when I recovered the document it couldn't open. The document is about 900kb in size. The error message keep saying word was unable to read(open) the document. I was carried away with editing that I forgot to back up along. My fault I would say. Wish I never made that mistake.
Please if there is anything you can do to help, I would greatly appreciate it. Each writing experience is different and unique ........
Thanks.

@numeroclintgmailcom If you upload a copy of the document to the following folder of my OneDrive

https://1drv.ms/f/s!AmuIXmFDy-1a8nP3RpgnYHp-5zXK

or

https://1drv.ms/u/s!AmuIXmFDy-1a8nMtZsb0KlLCYoJV?e=8BRHGe

and post back here to let me know that you have done that, I will see if I can recover your document.

@Doug_Robbins_Word_MVP  I have uploaded the documents. One is the raw file, the other is the recovered file. None opens in my PC. 

Thanks.

Thank you for responding. I am happy to see you response.

Nothing can be done with the Deal.docx document.  However, a repaired copy of Dealing.doc document has been uploaded to the following folder of my OneDrive

https://1drv.ms/f/s!AmuIXmFDy-1azRlX2JBMPPp_Nb1x

or

https://onedrive.live.com/?authkey=%21AFfYkEw8%2Dn81vXE&id=5AEDCB43615E886B%219881&cid=5AEDCB43615E8...

Let me know when you have retrieved it so that I can delete it from that folder.
Hello good morning. First of, I want to thank you for the recovery but the document recovered is the book before the edit. What I am looking for is the updated and edited part. If it is recovered, it is a four hundred and fifty page document. I still believe you can do it given more time and research.
Thanks.
As I said, nothing can be done with the Deal.docx and the version of the DEALING - Recovered.docx that I uploaded, is all that there is of that document.