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How to Recover and Repair Corrupted RTF Files in Windows 10/8/7?

Updated on Mar 22, 2018 by Tracy King to File Recovery


This tutorial article will show you how to effortlessly recover and repair corrupted .rtf files. If you accidentally deleted RTF file or RFC corrupted by no reason, just apply the best file recovery software here to restore lost .rtf files and follow methods here to repair corrupted RTF files into reusable again now.

About RTF files

The Rich Text Format (often abbreviated RTF) is a proprietary document file format with published specification developed by Microsoft Corporation in 1987 for Microsoft products and for cross-platform document interchange.

How to restore and repair corrupted .rtf files?

Accidentally deleted, formatted or even lost RTF files on your PC? Important RTF file suddenly corrupt for no reason and you don't know how to fix this issue? Are you looking for a simple way to restore permanently deleted .rtf files or trying to find an effective method to repair the corrupted .rtf file with simple steps?

If you are having similar RTF file recovery problems, don't worry. Just follow the two steps below to restore lost .rtf file and repair corrupted RTF files right now.

Step 1. See, find and restore lost or corrupted RTF files

Just like word or excel files, .rtf files are very easy to get lost by deleting, formatting or even virus attack. Therefore, if your RTF files get deleted, lost, disappeared or even corrupted on PC, your first move is to see, find and restore the lost or corrupted .rtf files.

Professional free file recovery software from EaseUS is capable of helping to solve this issue. It supports to restore and find lost/corrupted RTF files within 3 simple steps in Windows 10/8/7. You can free download EaseUS file recovery freeware here to get lost or corrupted RTF files back now:

Step 1. Launch EaseUS file recovery freeware and select the storage location where you lost .rtf files and click "Scan".

Recover lost RTF files.

Step 2. EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard Free Edition will start a quick scan to find deleted RTF files;
After the quick scan, a deep scan will automatically start to find more .rtf files and other data;

Scan to find and see lost RTF files.

Step 3. Preview and restore lost RTF files;
You can select found.rtf files and click "Recover" to save them to another safe spot in PC/storage device.

Restore lost or corrupted RTF files.

Right after this, you'll get all lost or corrupted RTF files back. Don't worry if you cannot still open the corrupted .rtf files. Just follow Step 2 and you'll find solutions there to repair corrupted RTF files with simple clicks now.

Step 2. Restore and repair corrupted RTF files

As long as you have Microsoft Word document or even Notepad installed on your PC, you'll be able to fix and repair corrupted RTF files then. Just follow either one method below to see how repair corrupted .rtf files and access to the content in corrupted RTF files now:

Option 1. Repair corrupted RTF files with Microsoft Word

1. Open Microsoft Word document and click File > Go to Open;
2. Click on Open and Repair > Select corrupted RTF file;
3. Wait for a few minutes, let Microsoft Word scan and repair the file and scroll through the file to see the RTF file content;
4. Delete any extra coding and save a backup version of the RTF file into a secure location on your PC then.

Option 2. Repair corrupted RTF files with Notepad

If you have Notepad installed on your PC, you can also apply to try to fix and repair the corrupted .rtf files:

1. Open Notepad from the Start menu and open it again so that there are two Notepad windows opened;
2. Click File > Open in one Notepad window;
3. Select the corrupted .rtf file from your PC and click Open;
4. Scroll down and copy the correct text from the file and then paste the copied text into the second Notepad window;
5. Repeat the process until you've found all of the text and then Save the second Notepad window as a new file.

After this, you can create a new .rtf file with saved content in the Notepad and continue using it again.