Hi all. Posting on behalf of a good friend who has been working on a nursing project. She has written 3000 words and they were transferring the file between 2 laptops I believe via a USB stick. The file will now not open and I have also tried with no joy. As you can imagine she is mightily distressed!
I gather they were working on XP machines using Word 2007. I have Googled about quite a bit and not come up with anything to help so far. Can anyone here try to open and recover the data please?
I have tried renaming it to a .zip file and it still won't open. I have just been trying to open it with Openoffice and no joy with that either.
I'm in the office so any help on this would be gratefully appreciated.
I have the latest (downloaded it today) version of Open office. I read on another forum that someone succeeded in opening the corrupt file in Open Office wouldn't work. I have Word 2010 and it won't open in either programme.
No back up I assume. If they had deleted (cut) instead of copy and then pasted into the USB stick and then pulled the stick too early then the data transfer may not have been completed resulting in corruption which regrettably may be irreversible. If they had used copy then there should be a copy left on the original laptop. How did they do the procedure onto the memory stick?