Hi all, a new member here.
I was wondering if anybody could assist with a question. Windows 7, Office 2010 user here. I received a corrupted WORD file sent by someone as part of a work assignment that couldn't be opened.
And then, the supposedly same WORD file sent thereafter (hours) which opens properly in Word 2010. The file size is different (107Kb for the corrupted one vs 118 Kbs for the uncorrupted one).
When I open the corrupted file in Notepad, there is a:
"Document Microsoft Word MSWordDoc Word.Document.8 ô9²q"
at the end. That is the only 'searchable' text. From my understanding, Word 8 is a 1997-2003 Word version.
When I open the Uncorrupted file in Notepad, there is alot more searchable text for "Word", as well as "excel" (but I cannot find any reference to the the Word version).
The paragraph format of the jumbled text paragraphs are notably different too.
1) Is there any way that the corrupted Word file 'magically' messed up that bad?
2) Should the 2 files in Notepad open the same way? (type of text, shape of paragraph, size of document). Or does unintended corruption result in such a stark difference in Notepad?
3) Any way to tell if it was intentionally done?
Thank you in advance.
Edited by hamluis, 04 November 2014 - 04:23 PM.
Moved from Win 7 to Business Apps - Hamluis.