There are multiple software utilities, offering to repair corrupted Word files. Most of them are commercial, and the quality of the task is questionable.
I have found this small trick of repairing Word files, just using the built-in capabilities of the Microsoft Word. To my surprise, the method worked perfectly for two files, where I badly needed to recover the lost formatting. The process was fast, easy, and did not require additional programs downloading.
Hope, that might be handy for you as well. I am just surprised that I have never stumbled in the option before.
- Step 1 - Open Microsoft Word.
- Step 2 - Click File -> Open -> and select your damaged document by highlighting it. Do not click on the file since it will open it by default.
- Step 3 - Click on the down arrow of the open button and select Open and repair.