6 Replies Latest reply: Jan 2, 2013 2:46 AM by Vugar
Vugar Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

Hi guys,


My frined send me a word document, which is very important to me. Unfortunately, I can't open it, as word says that "it can not open this document" see the pic below.

I tried to google on the web, tried to open it on text editor but so far nothing is done.

Please help me to open this document. I also included the copy below.

Many thanks everyone!!!!






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MacBook, Mac OS X (10.5.6)
  • Allan Eckert Level 8 Level 8 (46,735 points)

    I tried downloading the file and opening with OpenOffice. It reported back to me that the files was not a valid Word file. It appears there is a problem with the file. You might want to discuss this with your friend.



  • Vugar Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    thanks allan,


    my friend is not there anymore ((((((((((((

    I wish I coudl asked him what he wanted to say to me......

    do you what else I can do?

    is there any people who can open this file's content, I could pay for it.


    thanks again

  • Allan Eckert Level 8 Level 8 (46,735 points)

    Since you have tried MS Office and I tried OpenOffice and we both got serious errors, I don't see much hope of ever getting anything out of the file.



  • Vugar Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    there shoudl be an option to recover the content surely...

    I know somehow people even recover files deleted from trash, and deleted from computer at all


    Im not jsut that technically strong to try that


    but thanks for trying


    im just hoping that someone will help me to get the content

  • Allan Eckert Level 8 Level 8 (46,735 points)

    There is a huge difference between recovering a deleted file and a corrupt file. Since two difference application are not recognizing the file, I think it is corrupt. For that reason I say the data is lost.



  • Vugar Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    you are right, nevertheless I found a local data recovery guys. they offered me to bring my computer to them and they can have a look at it. they said if they can not get the content they will not charge me. they said the format of the document might be corupted, and they can still recover the content text if its more than 10 kb.