Repair to Corrupt Word Docx File | 4 Easy solutions

Updated on December 15,2022

Remo Repair Word tool is the perfect solution to fix corrupt Doc or Docx files. Even password protected word files can be repaired with this software. This utility is compatible with all the versions of Windows.

Microsoft Word is widely used to create, format and edit Word documents which are later saved in .doc and .docx formats. DOCX is a new file extension which is based on XML format. The DOCX file format has advanced features such as improved file recovery after damage, compact file sizes, to name a few.

However, even the best file formats come with cons. Corruption is an inevitable scenario. If you are one the users who have come across corruption of your Docx files, this article is for you. In the below section you will learn 4 solutions on how to repair the corrupt Docx files.

How to Fix corrupt Docx Files

  • Use the inbuilt Microsoft Word Repair tool
  • Fix corrupted docx file with Auto Save feature
  • Repair Docx files with recover text from any file
  • Repair corrupt Docx file using Remo Repair Word

Word documents can get corrupted due to the following reasons:

  • Converting Word document repeatedly from one format to another, i.e, from .doc to .docx, results in the Word file getting corrupted
  • Macro virus infection on docx files may lead to header corruption which damages Word files
  • Interruptions like power surge or sudden system shutdown while accessing, downloading or transferring Word files corrupts the files
  • Bad sectors on hard disk may also corrupt docx files

Repair DocX file using Inbuilt Word Repair tool

  • Open Microsoft Word and click on File
  • Click Open and select the .docx file with the problem
  • Click the down arrow next to the Open button and choose Open and repair

Fix Corrupted docx file with Temporary Auto Save Feature

  • Open the Word and click File on the left top menu pane.
  • Click on Manage Document and open the dropdown list and Recover Unsaved Document
  • Find the temporary files of your troublesome DOCX file with .asd extension.
  • Double-click on the document and use the Save As option to save it as a new document.

Repair Docx files with recover text from any File

  • Go to File on the left top menu and click Open
  • Click on the Browse to find the corrupted DOCX Word file.
  • Click the All Files and select Recover Text from Any File (*.*) from the dropdown menu.
  • Click Open and wait for the Word application to re-open and display your Word document content.
  • As long as you see the file content, copy the content and save it in a new file.

Free Remo Repair Word tool is the perfect solution to fix corrupt DOC or DOCX files. It scans the corrupt or damaged file and extracts its contents. After repairing the file, the contents are saved in a new healthy Word document. Even password-protected and encrypted Word files can be repaired by using this software.

Note - The tool is capable of Fixing Frozen Word Document effortlessly


Word documents of any size or format can be fixed with the aid of Remo Word repair tool. It also recovers OLE objects, text, fields including hyperlinks, etc, from corrupt Word files. After the repair process, you can preview the files to evaluate the results and save the repaired Word files at any desired location. The software supports 32 bit and 64 bit Windows OS and is compatible with all latest versions of Windows.

Bonus Information: If you do not want to have your personal details on your word file, you can follow this link to remove metadata from the Word file

Precautions to evade Word file corruption:

  • Backup vital Word files so that you can retrieve in case of unexpected loss
  • To prevent Word documents from corruption due to virus infection, install an updated antivirus on your system
  • Make use of UPS to avoid interruptions like sudden system shut down due to power surge or failure, which results in word file corruption

There are a number of other scenarios to avoid like downloading word file from your mail box while repairing work Offline issue in MS Outlook 2010, saving .doc files from corrupt pen drive, external drive or unrecognized sources etc.

How to fix corrupt docx / doc file easily!

Step 1: Download and install the trial version of Remo Repair Word software on your system

Step 2: Launch the software and select the corrupt .docx or .doc file to be repaired and click on Repair

Select DOC File

Step 3: After the repair process, you can preview the repaired file using Preview option

Preview Recovered File

Step 4: After previewing, save the repaired file to any desired location

Save Recovered Files

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