Text Recovery Converter Word | Fix Corrupted Word and Recover Text

What is Text Recovery Converter? How to open Text Recovery Converter in Word to fix corrupted files? This post will show you how to use MS Word Text Recovery Converter to recover text from any file. What's more, you will also learn how to use MS Open and Repair option as well as the EaseUS file repair tool to repair corrupted Word documents efficiently.

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The solutions covered here apply to Word 2007, 2010, 2013, 2016, and 2019.

What Is Text Recovery Converter in Word

The Text Recovery Converter in Microsoft Word enables you to open and repair damaged Microsoft Word documents or any other documents. When there is Word document damage or other file corruption caused by a system or program crash, you can use Text Recovery Converter Word to recover as much information as possible.

choose text recovery converter

The recover text converter offers the option named "Recover Text from Any File" to extract and recover text from Word and even non-document files. In the following part, we will explain how to use Text Recovery Converter to recover text and repair corrupted Word documents on Mac and Windows computers.

How to Use Word Text Recovery Converter to Fix Damaged Files

When the Word experiences an error trying to open the file and says 'The file is corrupt and cannot be opened' or 'The file cannot be opened because there are problems with the contents' you can try to open the Text Recovery Converter to fix the corrupted Word or other documents like HTML file.

Steps to use Word text Recovery Converter on a Mac or Windows computer:

Step 1. Open Microsoft Word application on your computer.

Step 2. Click "File" from the MS Word above panel in the left top corner.

click file tab in Word

Step 3. Then, in the main menu bar, select "Open" > "Browse" to go to the location when the Word file is saved.

go to open Word document

Step 4. Click "All Files" on the bottom right corner. Next, select "Recover text from any files" from the drop-down list.

open text recovey converter

Step 5. Choose the file you want to recover text from and then click the "Open" button. The MS Word will open and recovery text from the file.

recover text from file

Text Recovery Converter is just one of the several ways to fix corrupted files. As its name suggests,  Recover Text Converter can only extract text from a file. If you want to repair a Word document that includes images, charts, or other embedded elements, this option may not work.

However, even if Text Recovery Converter fails, don't be discouraged, keep trying other methods to recover corrupted files.

How to Fix Corrupted Word Using the Open and Repair Tool in MS

Except for Word Text Recovery Converter, Microsoft Office also comes with another document repair tool - Open and Repair. This feature allows you to repair damaged Word or Excel caused by invalid file format or file extension.

Step 1. Start Office Word. Click "File > Open > Browse".

open word document

Step 2. Go to the location or folder where your corrupted Word document is stored.

Step 3. Choose the Word you want to repair. Click the drop-down arrow next to the Open button, and select "Open and Repair".

use open and repair to fix word document

Microsoft Office will automatically repair and open the Word document. You can check and save the repaired document as a new file. If this document repair utility still does not work, continue to use the following file recovery software to fix corrupted files.

How to Repair Corrupted Word Document with a File Repair Tool     

A better alternative to Word Text Recovery Converter is a professional file repair tool. EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard is capable of recovering and repairing lost corrupted files effectively.

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Being world-famous data recovery software, EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard ensures a hassle-free experience in recovering deleted files and retrieving lost data due to hard drive formatting, partition loss, OS crash, storage media corruption, and so on. Besides, this software can also help fix corrupted files such as repair corrupted photos, videos, and documents.

The steps below show you how to use EaseUS file recovery software to fix corrupted Word documents. If you need to repair corrupted JPEG photos or repair corrupted MP4/MOV, check the full guide.

Step 1. Select a Location to Start Finding Crashed Word Files

Launch EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard, and then scan the missing or damaged word files.

repair word file

Step 2.  Scan for Lost and Damaged Word Documents

You can use "Filter" to find the damaged word files quickly.

repair damaged word files

Step 3.  Repair and Recover Word Files to a Secure Location

Choose the word file and click "Preview."  This program will automatically repair corrupted and damaged files. Click "Recover" to save the repaired word files to a safe location. (Please note: DO NOT save the files back onto the same hard drive partition or external device where you lost the data from)

Save repaired word files to safe place

Concluding Words  

Text Recovery Converter is useful in retrieving text data from Word and other files. When you encounter file damage, you can first try this tool to check and repair your documents. If it’s unsuccessful, applying a file repair tool like EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard is a wise choice.

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Though using a file repair tool is an effective way for document recovery, we still strongly recommend that you develop the habit of backing up files at any time. If you don't like to back up files manually, you can use Windows automatic backup software to do it for you.

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Cedric Grantham is one of the senior editors of EaseUS who lives and works in Chengdu, China. He mainly writes articles about data recovery tutorials on PC and Mac and how-to tips for partition management. He always keeps an eye on new releases and likes various electronic products.

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