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Word .doc vanished? Answered

Reference any solution please ... Early version of word.   Not a docx. It cant be found in a dos search.
Is there good hex editor I can try?  I’m not familiar with hex editors but I’ve heard its the way to go.
Any point trying a data recovery tool like easy data recover or NTFS recovery tool rather than a hex editor?


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Best Answer 4 years ago

I have had
great success with the Word Recovery Toolbox application from http://www.oemailrecovery.com/word_repair.html

have a free version you can try. I would suggest you run the deep scan in order
to get the best data set to look through.


4 years ago

Thank you guys for your feedback and help. Sorry, that long time did not respond. This is because the issue was solved and I forgot to tell.) Thank you!


4 years ago

When a Word
document file is corrupted, then you can try several methods to recover it:

1. First of
all, you can try the recovery function integrated with Microsoft Word, as

1) On the
File menu, click Open.

2) In the
Look in list, click the drive, folder, or Internet location that contains the
file that you want to open.

3) In the
folder list, locate and open the folder that contains the file.

4) Select the
file that you want to recover.

5) Click the
arrow next to the Open button, and then click Open and Repair.

"Recover Text from Any File" converter has limitations. For example,
document formatting is lost. Additionally, graphics, fields, drawing objects,
and any other items that are not text are lost. However, field text, headers,
footers, footnotes, and endnotes are retained as simple text.

1. In Word
2007, click the Microsoft Office Button, and then click Open.

In Word 2010,
click the File Menu, and then click Open.

3. In the
Files of type box, click Recover Text from Any File(*.*).

4. Click the
document from which you want to recover the text.

5. Click

After the
document is recovered by using the "Recover Text from Any File"
converter, there is some binary data text that is not converted. This text is
primarily at the start and end of the document. You must delete this binary
data text before you save the file as a Word document.

Here's something to look at:http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;87856



4 years ago

When did you actually lose the file? If it has been missing for years I wouldn't bother.

If you recently lost it try using the Recover Saved Documents feature in Word.


4 years ago

You should have updated 10 years ago or made a backup at some stage.