Stellar Phoenix Word Repair is a smart tool for recovering corrupted Word documents (DOC and DOCX).

While that can be a very complex process underneath, the program itself is very easy to use: just point it at your broken file and click Scan.

Stellar Phoenix Word Repair recovers what it can, and displays some of this - text and formatting - to demonstrate that it works.

The demo version won't give you the entire document, unfortunately. Formatting isn't complete, and a lot of the text is replaced by <demo> tags. You'll need to buy a licence to get the full picture.

Does it work? There are no guarantees, but as a test we removed the first 256 bytes of a document, and it recovered most of our file without difficulty.

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Stellar Phoenix Word Repair is easy to use, and can recover data in some situations, but there are no guarantees. Try it, see what the program can do for you.