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Freeware Office Suites

Try opening corrupt files in freeware or in commercial office suites other than the one of origin. As a total rough guess, this may work 20%+ or so of the time.

Name - Open Office

Screenshot of the software in action.

Download URL - OpenOffice

Developer - Sun Microsystem

OS - Windows 98/ME/2000 (Service Pack 2 or higher)/XP/2003, Solaris 8 OS or higher, Linux kernel version 2.2.13 or higher, glibc2 version 2.2.0 or higher

File Size - Windows: 75 MB | Windows JRE: 90 MB | Linux: 102 MB | Solaris (S): 104 MB | Solaris (X86): 95 MB

Supported Software Versions or File Systems - FAT16/32/NTFS, EXT2, EXT3

Developer Provided Description - "OpenOffice.org is both an open-source application and project. It is free. The product is a multi-platform office productivity suite fully compatible with all major file formats."

Comment - The first trick I learned for corrupt file recovery is to try to open say a Microsoft Word file in the corresponding Open Office program and in other Office suites.

Name - StarOffice

Screenshot of the software in action.

Download URL - Please visit the Sun Star Office Educational License Site

Developer - Sun Microsystem

OS - Microsoft Windows, Linux, Sun Solaris SPARC, or Sun Solaris x86

File Size - 380 MB

Supported Software Versions or File Systems - FAT16/32/NTFS, EXT2, EXT3

Developer Provided Description - "StarOffice is the right choice for education - a full-featured office suite delivers significant savings before you even install it. The powerful, standalone applications in the StarOffice 7 Office Suite are not only fully integrated, they are also compatible with Microsoft Office, so you can easily access, edit, and share documents."

Comment - StarOffice is the codebase on which Open Office is built and may be more sophisticated than it in some features. It is free for educational use only.

Name - ThinkFree Office Online

Screenshot of the program in action.

Download URL - http://online.thinkfree.com/

Developer - ThinkFree Corporation

OS - Any as long as you have a compatible browser it'll work.

File Size - Information is not provided

Supported Software Versions or File Systems - Any as long as you have a compatible browser it'll work.

Developer Provided Description - "Have you ever wanted to edit an Excel spreadsheet on a Linux system? Have you ever wanted to show your colleagues a presentation on a computer not equipped with PowerPoint? Would you like to be able to add the interactivity of spreadsheets and presentations to your blog? How about accessing your Word documents from across the Internet and around the world? With ThinkFree Office Online, new from ThinkFree, Inc., you can do all this and more."

Comment - Wow, since this uses Java, you can use it from any OS or system that has a browser. You can quickly set up and try to open a corrupt Word, Excel or PowerPoint file wherever you happen to be as long as you have an Internet connection.

Name - How to use the Application Recovery tool in Office 2002 and in Office 2003

Screenshot of the program in action.

Download URL - http://support.microsoft.com/

Developer - Microsoft

OS - Windows 2000/XP others?

File Size - NA/Web Page

Supported Software Versions or File Systems - Office 2002(XP)/2003Developer Provided Description - " This step-by-step article describes how to use the Microsoft Office Application Recovery tool. This tool provides you with a way to potentially recover data from an Office program that stops responding (hangs). If an Office program stops responding during your work session, you are no longer forced to terminate the program in Windows Task Manager and therefore lose any unsaved data."

Comment - Not currently available. May be added later.

Please note: Honestly the commercial software and services is the route you will sometimes have to take to recover your data. That's not to discount the large number of high quality data recovery freeware generously given away by developers that you can see here. On those occasions that you try the freeware and it doesn't work, the software in these pages will appear not be worth the time and effort you put in and this can be frustrating. I try to point out at the top of each page, what I see is the likelihood that and difficulty with which freeware can recover your data. The Google Adsense Ads displayed on the pages should lead you to the standard commercial software and services available for the problem you are having. You can also try the commercial links by clicking on the Navigation Bar by that name on the left. It's also here. For commercial software always be sure to try the demos first to see if the program works before buying. Also the difference in prices for software that does the same thing, for instance recovering PowerPoint Presentations, can be a large range like in this case $50 - 299. If possible, try several software solutions before buying. For services, be sure there is a no data, no fee guarantee, and a recovered file preview available.

I can also provide help but am limited ethically and financially (and legally in many cases) to using freeware too. I am perfectly within bounds to use most of the existing commercial office suites to recover corrupt office files since I paid for licenses for all of them. If you need help, I charge $22 for the first half hour and $22 for unlimited time after that. You can E-mail me at socrtwo@s2services.com.