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Word DOC File got Corrupted

I was making an assignment from last week and just completed it yesterday. Due to the power cut off, I can't save that file. But, today when I opened, all the 550 pages are there in the file. But, the information seems to be corrupted, as it is is in some other sign language type or I don't know what's that. Please help to recover the file, I want to get it done asap.

Thanks in Advance.
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Alphy T
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Hello ThereSystem AdministratorCommented:
Can you please provide a screenshot of some of these special letters?
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Sandeep KumarAssociate ConsultantCommented:
You can repair corrupted Word document file, along with all of its content by using Kernel for Word Repair tool. It is so advanced tool to repair corrupted Word document file of all versions. Visit https://www.nucleustechnologies.com/repair-word-file.html to see its features and download the application.
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RaminTechnical AdvisorCommented:
Run Word application.
Click on file >> Open >> Computer >> browse >>  Brows to your file which is corrupted >>  hover mouse on it to select it (don't click) >>  Click on tools drop down >>  Open and Repair.

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Alphy TAuthor Commented:
Hello,

I haven't taken any screenshot at that time when I found that special letters. And now when I try to open those file, it is not at all opening, and showing an error, 'Cannot open Microsoft Word document'.
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RaminTechnical AdvisorCommented:
Hi,

Can you Run Word  from Start >> all programs ?

If no, try to repair it using this Troubleshooter page from Office Support.
https://support.office.com/en-us/article/Repair-an-Office-application-7821d4b6-7c1d-4205-aa0e-a6b40c5bb88b
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RaminTechnical AdvisorCommented:
Can you Run Word  from Start >> all programs ?

If no, try to repair it using this Troubleshooter page from Office Support.
https://support.office.com/en-us/article/Repair-an-Office-application-7821d4b6-7c1d-4205-aa0e-a6b40c5bb88b

If yes, try this Troubleshooting steps to try if you can open the damaged document.
 https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/918429/how-to-troubleshoot-damaged-documents-in-word
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Hello ThereSystem AdministratorCommented:
1. Try to open the corrupted document from another computer.
2. Also you can try to make a copy of the corrupted file and open it.
3. Try OpenOffice to open and repair the corrupted document.

Check also this MS link. You can find some information under 'Troubleshooting steps to try if the damaged document does not open'.
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CompProbSolvCommented:
Is this the only document showing the problem?  If not, you may have been hit with ransomware.

If it is in DOCX format, copy it, rename the extension to ZIP, and unzip it.  You may be able to recover the text from one of the files.
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Jessica KCommented:
Hello Alphy,

Agree with the experts above, you can try the methods suggested by them.
As you want to complete your work in a short period of time. So. on behalf of my personal experience I would like to suggest you to go for a relevant third-party software like Word Recovery Tool. This application repair and restores corrupted Word files keeping the data in its original form. You can even download its Free Demo version and then go for the full version. To know more about the utility and to check its Trial version, visit the official site:
http://www.wordrecovery.net/
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Hello ThereSystem AdministratorCommented:
If nothing above helps, you should download a trial version of any repair tool and see if it will be able to recover your document or at least its parts. If not, your document is probably lost for good. If yes, consider buying a full version. It's worth it.

Have you made a copy of your file? Performing any operations over this file might make it worse and worse until it will be irreparable.
Do tests only over the copy, not an original file!
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