Hi All - got some word docs created too long ago for me to do a mental retrieval! When I loaded them they had been changed to a mixture of words from the Greek/Russian and English Languages... how do I return to the original and to add to the woes and paranoia other docs have been turned into what is probably some sort of computer code which I can best describe as a version of Looney Toons cartoonspeke!
Thank you for trying - to clarify in better detail the stuff was written up literally years ago on my desk top which is currently in an attic! From memory it was all done and saved in word. All I have is a cd which makes it all somewhat messier - will try the ptroperties factor and come back if I may...
There is a helpful application called DOCReapir click here that I've used to recover corrupted Word docs.
If I remember correctly you can download a trial that will let see what you can recover if you buy the product. I have the full version, so if it works for you message me via the envelope icon and we can discuss how to get your docs back.
Probably nothing to do with your problem,Microsoft have been trying to fix Word for a few months now,I think some virus got into it,As far as I know they will have a fix for it on Tuesdays Microsoft Security downloads.
How old are these documents? If they are older than around 12 years, or if they are more recent but you were using an old version of Word at the time, it could be that they are in a discontinued Word file format.
A few years ago, I stumbled upon my CV which was written in 1988 in an old DOS version of Word (it might even have been the first ever version of Word). It wouldn't open in Word 2000, but I found an import filter on the Microsoft website that allows recent versions of Word to open it, and then it opened fine.
Before I installed the filter, I can't remember if Word refused to open it, or if it displayed gobbledygook.