On Thursday (12th Sept) I restarted my computer (windows 8) to let windows updates take effect. I then went to open a word document and it read that it couldn't be opened because "there was a problem with its contents". Under details it said "the file was corrupt and cannot be opened". When you click ok, it asks if you want to try to recover the file. I clicked yes but again there was a problem with the contents and the details said that "some parts were missing or invalid". I then tried to open other word documents and excel files and all with the same problem. I've also noticed in the preview pane, it is missing certain properties like how many pages there are.
- Repairing office
- Uninstalling it and installing a 2007 version
- Repairing the file
- Opening it on another computer
- Uninstalling the windows updates
- Using salvage software
- Scanning for viruses
- System restore (the restore point was corrupted for some reason and it didn't work)
For a brief period, all my files were able to be opened again so I do have recent backups, but the issue is that it keeps corrupting any documents I upload and save after the computer is turned off/restarted.
However, I did start a new document and that is still yet to be corrupted even when other files uploaded after that was made have become corrupted.
Any ideas? Is this just an update that messed with my program?