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How to Fix Saved Word document Appears Blank When Opened

Posted by Abby Haines to File Recovery 2017-05-16


Saved Microsoft Word document appears blank and shows 0 bytes when opened? Here are some troubleshooting steps that you can take to recover your files back. If the free methods are not helpful, please free download EaseUS disk data recovery to check if it works!

My saved Word document opening blank. 0kb

"I worked on a paper for school and saved it. But today, when I was trying to open the document, it just shows blank and says Zero Bytes. Pls does anyone has a solution to retrieve my documents?"

Why your saved Word document open up blank?

Microsoft Word document shows 0 bytes and appears blank when opened suggests that the document has been corrupted in some way. And when it attacks, the content of your Word document is gone and the file is shown as empty. Here, compared with why is the document blank after saving, what you concerned most is how to recover lost Word document

Things you can do to recover Word document appears blank after saving

In view of this, we created several effective solutions to help you manage the job while Word document become blank after saving and opening. Just read on to get the detailed tutorials. 

Fix#1. Open blank Word document using Open and Repair feature

1. Start Word.
2. On the File menu or the Microsoft Office button, click Open.
3. In the Open dialog box, click to select the blank Word file.
4. Click the down arrow on the Open button, and then click Open and Repair.

This Microsoft Word built-in feature will then fix the problems or corruptions that detected on the documents.

Fix#2. Restore the blank Word document to a previous version

1. Right-click the blank Word document, choose Restore previous versions
2. In the list of previous recovery points, choose the latest one.
3. Click Restore button to recover it back. 

Some users said it worked to brought their blank or 0 bytes Word file back. So it is deserved trying!

Fix#3. Recover blank Word document with EaseUS recovery software 

Still cannot fix the blank Word document even trying all the above two methods? Now EaseUS disk data recovery with free trial version is coming to help! First, download and install the program on your PC. If you use Mac computer, please choose the Mac version. Then follow the steps below:

Step 1. Select the drive that used to save the blank Word document and click "Scan" button.

Recover blank Word document - select to scan the specific disk

Step 2. A quick scan will start first to search the lost data. After it completed, a deep scan will automatically launch in order to find more files.

Recover blank Word document - run quick scan and deep scan

Step 3. Preview all the listed recoverable Word files, choose those you want. Finally, click "Recover" button to retrieve them back. Here, you'd better save all the recovered files on a different drive or device in case of data recovery failure.

Preview and recover blank Word document