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Data Recovery

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#1 dnjora


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Posted 12 May 2018 - 08:35 PM

After doing a data recovery I am unable to open any Ms Word (Version 2016). I managed to recover very vital files but when I try to open I get the message that I choose encoding type (Default, etc etc) but the documents cant open and if the file open the contents are just funny characters-Any one who have encoutered such a scenario and any solution please. I know the files most likely are damaged and how to repair is an uphill task!

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#2 HarryBaker


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Posted 18 May 2018 - 08:44 AM

Hi mate,


are you still having issues with this?

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Posted 18 May 2018 - 10:15 PM

I was going to ask:

-- was Bitlocker on before data loss happened?

-- exactly how was the data lost?

-- exactly what steps did this data recovery undergo?

However, I think the OP may have resolved the situation one way or another.  All we can do is wait


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Posted 23 May 2018 - 12:46 PM

Most often this is the result of a botched recovery.  The software was probably trying to recover files based on the file system structures but didn't get it right.  Most often this is caused by the software not recognizing that the partition starting offset is not correct.


Often, just using better software will get a better result.


Don't bother trying things like file repair utilities, that's not going to help.

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