The Best Word File Repair Tool for Corrupted MS Office Word File

Daisy updated on Jan 07, 2021 to Data Recovery Solution | How-to Articles

Is your word files need to repair due to overwritten, virus attack, system breakdown, and suddenly shutdown? EaseUS Data Recovery is a tailor-made word file repair tool targeting resolve these emergencies amid the daily working. It can repair your Word docx documents as much as possible. We also list some Word inbuilt function that is worthy of trying.

"I spent one week writing my thesis report, but my word files were lost the day before the report was submitted. This crashed me so much. I can not believe my efforts were in vain. Does anyone know the best and fastest way to recover word files."
Now reading the professional guide to get a file first aid kit. EaseUS Data Recovery is a leading software focused on fixing your deleted, formatted, or lost data. It is committed to recovering word files most efficiently, saving user's time.

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Overview of MS Office Word

Part 1: The Best Word File Repair Tool for MS Office Word

Part 2: Inbuilt MS Office Word Repair Tool


Overview of MS Office Word

Microsoft Office Word is a word processor developed by Microsoft. The Word application from Microsoft lets you create, read, edit, and share your files quickly. Whatever you write any style of a text, this app is the one integral aspect of daily work. But Word is vulnerable to damage or loss.

What causes file corruption error

1. The file is overwritten

Data being overwritten means the original data is occupied by the existing data due to pasting/deleting. It is called being overwritten, so that the original data disappears.

Tip: If your data is lost, you should retrieve it as soon as possible, which can avoid complete data loss due to overwriting

2. Virus problem

Computer viruses are hidden in the computer system, using the system resources to propagate and survive. It can affect the regular operation of the computer system, and cause data loss or damage. 
Note: Data loss caused by a virus is not easy to recover through software.

3. Rogue software

Your rogue software may not uninstall cleanly. Some chaotic programs or viruses can bundle software, resulting in the loss of file content. Before repairing files, you have to remove rogue software via the start menu. If it is hard to clear away, please use the antivirus program.

4. File loss due to suddenly power off

The laptop is suddenly powered off, you may write you document on the half part, and it is too late to save data. 

5. Hard drive aging

In the process of using a hard disk, bad sectors appear due to aging or scratched, such as damaged, some blocks in memory or CPU overheating, or hard drive is wrong, or light aging, read out data has a problem, and so on.

Part 1: The Best Word File Repair Tool for MS Office Word

EaseUS Data Recovery is designed for finding lost files swiftly, and it can repair these damaged word documents, corrupted videos or crashed JPEG/JPG  during the preview process. If your document fails to display because of virus attack, hard drive aging, and overwritten, this method can repair your word file effectively.

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.  Repair and Recover Lost Word document

First, find the damaged files through filter, file path, search, etc.

Second, preview and repair. This program will automatically repair corrupted and damaged files.

repair damaged word files

Tip: It supports single file size <= 100MB.

Step 3.  Save the file to a secure location

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

Part 2: Inbuilt MS Office Word Repair Tool

Sometimes when using Word, the computer suddenly shuts down or the Microsoft Word flashback unexpectedly, resulting in the current Word file being forced to quit before saving. After restarting, it is found that the hard-edited Word document is lost. What should I do?

1. Automatic recovery

In fact, Word comes with an "automatic recovery" document function, which is hidden in "Tools"-"Options"-"Save," as long as you check the "save automatic recovery information interval" and set the time, Word will automatically save the document for you within the specified time, so that if an accident occurs, Word is forced to close, and you can recover from the previously automatically saved document after reopening Word.

2. Recover text from any file

Word also provides a "recover text from any file" function, you can restore the text content, just go to "Options"-"General" check "Confirm file format conversion when opening" in advance, and then click "File"-"Open, " select the Word document that needs to recover the text content, and select" Recover Text from Any File "in" File Type. "

What should I do if I find that after losing my Word document, I have not turned on "Automatic Recovery" or "Confirm File Format Conversion on Opening" beforehand? You can use powerful data recovery software - EaseUS Data Recovery to help us retrieve Word documents.


1. How to open a corrupt word files?

Click File > Open > Browse and then go to the word folder. 
Click the file you want, and then click the arrow next to Open, and click Open and Repair.

2. Why do Word files get corrupted?

First, if you cut your document by accidentally close the Word, your files will keep data since the last time you saved. Second, if your computer program happens to flashback or forced shutdown, it can damage the Word file. Corruption can also take place from the file download operating if your computer disconnected.

3. What is the best data recovery for Windows?

1. EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard
2. Stellar Data Recovery
3. Disk Drill
4. Recuva
5. Recover My Files
6. Acronis Revive
7. R-Studio
8. Data Rescue 5
9. Ontrack EasyRecovery
10. Puran File Recovery

4. How do you check if a word file is corrupted?

Right-click on the word file and choose Properties. You will see the the word file size. Compared to the similar file you stored on the computer or cloud. 

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Frequently Asked Questions

1. Why choose EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard?

"EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard is the best we've seen. It's far from perfect, partly because today's advanced disk technology makes data-recovery more difficult than it was with the simpler technology of the past, but it's fast and efficient..."PCMag

"The first thing you'll notice about EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard Pro is that its interface is very clear and uncluttered, with only a small collection of self-explanatory controls. You won't find lots of extra options hidden in a system of hidden menus, either; what you see really is what you get."techradar

"Recover lost files, even after deleting a partition or formatting your drive."Macworld

2. Why cannot I recover 2GB data for free?

It is recommended to check the version installed is Free or Trial because they are different versions.

Trial has data preview function but cannot save any files, while the Free version enables to recover 2 GB files. The default free space is 500 MB and you may share the product on social media to get another 1.5 GB.

3. Why cannot the recovered files be opened?

A file is saved as 2 parts on the storage device: directory info (which is comprised by file name, time stamp and size info, etc.) and data content.

If the files with original file names and folder structures cannot be opened, one possible reason is the corrupted directory info. There is still a chance to recover the data content with the RAW Recovery method in our software.

4. Why you need to recover the files back to the original drive?

The storage structure of the lost files would be altered or damaged by any changes on the drive. If you save the recovered files back to the same drive, the original data structures and data content would be corrupted or overwritten, which causes permanent data loss. So you should prepare another disk to save the files.

5. How can I check whether my data is recoverable or not before purchase?

The Free version helps you save 2GB files, so verify the recovery quality of our product before purchase.

6. How long does it take to scan the drive?

It strongly depends on the capacity of your hard drive and the performance of your computer. As reference,most drive recoveries can be completed in around 10 to 12 hours for a 1-TB healthy hard drive in general conditions.

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