I cannot open my Word document, or it appears corrupted and unusable. Will SecureRecovery for Word help me restore the document to its original condition?
SecureRecovery for Word can repair many types of corruption, restoring your Word documents to a usable state. Results will vary from case to case, but we offer a free demo to help you evaluate the program’s capabilities. The demo lets you see a sample output of recovered text along with placeholders, which indicate the location of recoverable information.
Before I purchase the software, what should I know about the license options?
Read about the different license options on our Licensing page before making your purchase. Feature may vary between licenses, although all full versions of SecureRecovery for Word will be able to fully restore individual documents.
Does the demo provide an accurate example of this utility’s capabilities?
Yes, the demo is almost exactly the same as the full version of the program, but its output is limited to several paragraphs. When it exceeds this limit, it uses placeholder text for the rest of the document.
You should note that if any elements do not appear in the demo -- for instance, formatting -- the full document may not be completely recoverable, and the missing elements will not be recovered by the full version of the program.
What steps should I take before trying the demo version or the full version of SecureRecovery for Word?
You should back up your corrupted Word files. This is an important step, because the recovery process may alter the original files, and a backup will allow you to take further actions if the first recovery attempt fails.
Is it normal for Word files to appear smaller in size after the recovery is completed?
Yes. SecureRecovery for Word will avoid badly damaged areas, and will not present them in the recovery output. This can reduce the file size. In some cases, severe corruption may prevent certain features from being reproduced in the output. A common example is formatting, which may be partially or completely lost. This also reduces file sizes.
If you use the demo version of the program, file sizes may be significantly different due to the placeholder text that the application uses in place of recoverable text.
I have an Enterprise or a Service license, and I want to run SecureRecovery for Word through the command line. What should I know?
Make sure that you have created the output directory (the area where the recovered documents will be stored). If you are creating a batch file, you can use the patterns ‘*’ and ‘?’ as signifiers for grouped symbols and individual symbols respectively, for example, *.docx or ???Brian.docx.
The command call line is presented below.
You should not use angle brackets. Note that command line access is not granted through the Standard license of SecureRecovery for Word.