Open corrupt Word DOCX files and possibly recover formatting too.
In order to deal with HTML's loose standards, XML was designed to be intolerant of errors. This XML "precision decision" adversely effects MS Word's corruption recovery. If there is one error in the document.xml file where all the docx text is stored within the larger docx zip structure, Microsoft Word will error out and not display any text. This can be quite frustrating in a data recovery situation where partial recovery is better than nothing.
Savvy Word Recovery attempts to fix document.xml files by identifying the first error and then truncating it 50 characters before. The extra truncation is sometimes needed because the XML validation often indicates an error only after several characters of bad XML have already been passed.
After truncation the program adds the correct xml ending tags and the file along with its other xml files is rezipped and opened as a docx file in Word. Truncation is adjustable.
- Recovers some DOCX files that Word will not open.
- Automatically iterates through four methods for recovering the document.
- Simple GUI interface.