5th September 2010, 17:24 #1
HELP: Word experienced an error when trying to open the file
Dont know what happened but I think since yesterday I started getting this error message when opening Word documents.
Word experienced an error trying to open the file. Try these suggestions.
Check the file permissions for the document or drive.
Make sure there is sufficient free memory and disk space
Open the file with the Text Recovery converter
I am not too familiar with Office actually, so you may have to give me step-by-step instructions.
Anyone have any idea on what I should do?
5th September 2010, 18:02 #2
sir copy that file into other directory ... say D:\
and try opening ...
file must be in your My documents .... so shorten the names of folders in which the file is located.....
5th September 2010, 18:08 #3
These are the same documents I could open some days back. The names are already small. And the problem seems to be across the drives.
However if now I open a new word doc, then I can re-open that, but not the earlier one's!
5th September 2010, 18:08 #4
Follow this MS article it's for Word 2003 i think it should still work for 2010 as well support.microsoft.com/kb/926909
5th September 2010, 18:12 #5
now try this ....
right click on the file and select properties.and click unblock.
5th September 2010, 18:19 #6
manekari: It works only when I first open it with Wordpad
Then close wordpad.
Unblock it from Properties
And then it opens with Word.
But then will have to do it individually for all documents?
And thanks Capt Jack, I will have a look at the article
5th September 2010, 18:34 #7
5th September 2010, 18:50 #8
From my experience, the best tool to recover corrupted Microsoft Office documents is OpenOffice. Install openoffice (you can easily find it with google) and try open the document with Writer.
Openoffice usually does a good job reading Word documents including corrupted files. After opening the document in Writer, you can save it again in Microsoft Word format and you should be able to open it in Word as usual.
Last edited by Richard; 5th September 2010 at 18:54.
5th September 2010, 19:08 #9
^^ its better to prefer Live web apps instead of using Openoffice....
6th September 2010, 04:21 #10
Try this -
File > options > Trust Center > Trust Center settings... > Protected View and uncheck and uncheck the appropriate check box
Also make sure your doc files are virus free before trying this.
Also check File Block settings
File > options > Trust Center > Trust Center settings... > File Block settings