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How to repair a word file


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#1 Tautvydas

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Posted 22 July 2017 - 11:54 AM

Hello,
I need help in repairing my very important word file, i have reinstalling windows and formated all data in there, using EASEUS software i recovered file that i need but that file was corrupted and i tried about everything that i know to repair it, but nothing helped, so i started to ask for help in forums, i tried open and repair function in word. 

 



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#2 RolandJS

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Posted 23 July 2017 - 11:28 AM

I'm totally at a loss to what happened before you decided to reinstall Windows, format all data, used EaseUS to recover the file (just where did you recover that file to?).  What events led up to this re-installation, formatting?  Were you using BitLocker earlier?  Were you using UEFI's or BIOS' HD password?

The solution set might include getting a powerful sector reader such as DMDE  involved to literally scan each sector and hopefully pull out any words, phrases, sentences that can be sector-copied and eventually planted inside of a waiting text file.

Be forewarned, because apparently there are no backups of this word file, what we can suggest in a sentence or phrase in here will very likely translate into hours of intense study, time, effort on your part.  Recovery, if possible, will only be harder, not easier.


"Take care of thy backups and thy restores shall take care of thee."  -- Ben Franklin revisited.

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#3 Chris Cosgrove

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Posted 23 July 2017 - 06:24 PM

I fear your chances of recovering this file are between slim and nil. Files are typically stored on hard drives in 4K Byte chunks scattered across the drive and recovery software of any sort has the best chance of recovering a deleted file the less writing there has been to the disc since the file was deleted.

 

Unfortunately for you, you did a Windows install without backing up your data first. The format that was done as part of the install sets all sectors on the hard drive to free and writable and the OS install scatters the OS files all over the hard drive, and then you re-installed your applications. Yes, I know, some parts of the OS go into a 'reserved' area on the hard drive but not all of it. It would seem that some parts of your OS and/or your applications have over-written the sectors where this file was stored, in which case the Word data that was previously in these sectors is gone.

 

I think now that your only hope is to contact a specialist data recovery company, explain the situation and see if they can offer any help. But be warned, these services are expensive.

 

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Posted 23 July 2017 - 09:21 PM

ChrisC, you know, I totally missed the impact of those actions you reminded the thread starter doing before posting.  Thanks for the heads-up and the reminders -- had I been awake, I would have suggested the same thing -- it is DR company/specialist time.


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Posted 25 July 2017 - 05:57 PM

Hi

In the past, I've been using a tool named "office regenerator". It's quite expensive but at this time, it was less expensive I believe and moreover, it was very important word file for me. This tool proved to be the most effective one and I could recover the file that Recuva or other recovery tool didn't get. (In fact, other software could see the file but couldn't recover it).

Maybe there's a trial version for 1~2 files that you could use

The risk, however, is that everytime you install something new on your computer, your increase the risk of making your file unrecoverable because new data are covering original ones. Best would be to install on another computer and connect your hard drive as external disk

 

Iwan






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