Extract text/data from corrupt MS Office and Open Office files.
This program will extract the text from some corrupted or all healthy Microsoft Office and Open Office files with the extensions .doc, docx, xls, xlsx, ppt, pptx, odt, ods and odp as well as possibly the template and macro variants of these extensions such as dot, xlt and pps if they are changed to the correct corresponding extensions mentioned. It may succeed at doing so where MS Office Open Office itself fails to salvage text. It can also attempt to recover formatting in the form of a full Open Office file with a regular, odt, ods or odp extension.
At this time there is no facility for recovering anything but basic formatting for Microsoft Office files through the previously mentioned text extractions although links are provided on the Alternatives menu. This program can be used as a viewer of text within healthy MS Office and Open Office files without having Open Office installed.
An extensive new "Alternatives" menu of additional free resources and freeware may be valuabl
- Recovers text from corrupt MS Office 97-2003 & 2007/2010 format and Open Office files
- Attempts to recover full (text and formatting) corrupt Open Office files
- Simple GUI
- Nice comprehensive alternatives menu with mostly free and freeware choices.
Algorithm seems to be pretty limited (truncation only), failed to recover document, installer had crapware and mojibake, and the program runs with advertisements and "try paid software". Bizarrely, author seems to also have several projects on sourceforge that are attempts at essentially the same thing. If you need to recover a document, you are far better off trying to see what LibreOffice can do for you.