Microsoft Word/Word repair


I have a damaged word file.when I open it I see this error:
The Office Open XML file X.docx cannot be opened because there are problems with the contents
When I click Ok I see:
Word found unreadable content in X.docx . Do you want to recover the contents of this document? If you trust the source of this document, click Yes
When I click Yes nothing happen

Hey Ehsan,

It could be so that there is some linked content in the document or some codes which are conflicting with the application.  It is difficult to guide you remotely on this.  Is it possible for you to send me the document so I can diagnose further?  Let me know.

Mahesh K
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I will be able to answer questions relating to MsWord operations. Any kind of troubleshooting, formatting tricks, shortcuts, etc. which people will need help on. I can also troubleshoot/format documents which are challenging for some users. It helps if users send the document in question along with the query.


I have been a word processor and handling a word processing team for 3yrs. Also been a trainer for word processing.

I had been a expert in this panel before.

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