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Hello,

I have had some data recovered from a failed hard drive.

What has been returned to me are hundreds of word file fragments on a usb stick.

I am looking for a reliable software package that will reconstruct the complete word (2003 and above) documents from the fragments that have been recovered.

I am looking specifically for downloadable software that is user friendly and does not cost the earth. (A desirable inclusion would be the ability to reconstruct excel spreadsheets - but not essential)

Many thanks for the assistance in advance.
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by:BillDL
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Hi dwknight

Could you perhaps explain a little more about exactly what files you have?

Can each of the "fragments" be separately opened in Word, but are incomplete in content, OR are they all *.doc files that seem to be incomplete in terms of actual data and are therefore corrupt?

Do each of the files have random alphanumeric file names (as is often the case with data recovery applications), or do they still have the original file names (even just partial) with a prefix/suffix number to identify them, and you are actually looking for an automated way to append the sequential files into one complete document?

I don't know if I can help with, for example a VBA Word Macro, but I think that if you can explain the scenario as I have asked above it will certainly give the experts a head start.
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You can try to search online by using the keyword "word recovery" in Google.com. The reason I cannot recommend any is because the third-party word recovery tool's performance vary differently and is case by case. For different cases, they have totally different performances.

In the past, I have used Advanced Word Repair at http://www.datanumen.com/awr/ , this is only experience I have with these third-party toosl.
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None of the word recovery programs that I have come across have had any success. I have decided to 'bite the bullet' and take it to another data recovery business to see what they can do.
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I have had no luck looking for word recovery programs, due to time constraints, I have had to take the recovery of the data back to another data recovery firm.
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