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Is there a way to recover an ASD file that was created by autosave, Word 2007?

Posted on 2013-06-20
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Last Modified: 2013-06-27
I have a user that had WORD 2007 crash while she was typing a long document. AutoSave was turned on and I found an ASD file in her recovery folder, but Word does not seem to be able to open it or recover anything. I have the .ASD file on my desktop now. Is there anything I can do to recover the document? Maybe a tool I could download that would retrieve the info?
Question by:Thor2923
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by:Mike Roe
ID: 39263101
Start Word 2007.
    Click the Microsoft Office Button, and then click Open.
    In the Files of type list, click All Files.
    Click the .asd file that you found, and then click Open.

Did you try this

Author Comment

ID: 39263769
yes and it just says Microsoft Office Word cannot open this file because it is an unsupported file type

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Mike Roe earned 1500 total points
ID: 39264214
rename the file to doc

Author Comment

ID: 39281206
I renamed the the file to a .doc file and opened it with Apache Open Office 3.4.1 then used that product to save it again as another .doc file. Now Microsoft Word can open it. I do not think that is an official Microsoft supported recovery, but it worked for me

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ID: 39281212
I not only had to rename the file to .doc but needed to use Apache Open Office to save the file again. The conbination of things got the file viewable again in WORD

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