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Using DataNumen PDF Repair to Recover Damaged or Corrupt PDF Files
 
 

When your Acrobat PDF files are damaged or corrupt due to various reasons and you cannot open them normally, you can use DataNumen PDF Repair to scan the PDF files and recover the data from the files as much as possible.

 
Step 1 Start DataNumen PDF Repair.
Note: Before recovering damaged or corrupt PDF file with DataNumen PDF Repair, please close Acrobat Reader and any other applications that may access the PDF file.
Step 2
Select the damaged or corrupt PDF file to be repaired:
Select PDF File to be Repaired

You can input the PDF file name directly or click Browse for Source PDF File button to browse and select the file. You may also click Find button to find the PDF file to be repaired on the local computer.

Step 3
By default, DataNumen PDF Repair will save the fixed PDF file into a new file named xxxx_fixed.pdf, where xxxx is the name of the source PDF file. For example, for source PDF file Damaged.pdf, the default fixed file will be Damaged_fixed.pdf. If you want to use another name, then please select or set it accordingly:
Select Fixed File Name

You can input the fixed file name directly or click Browse for Destination PDF File button to browse and select the fixed file.

Step 4

Click "Start Repair" button, DataNumen PDF Repair will start scanning and repairing the source PDF file. Progress bar Process Bar will indicate the repair progress.

After the repair process, if the source PDF file can be repaired successfully, you will see a messagebox like this:

Message Box

Step 5 Now you can open the fixed PDF file with Acrobat Reader or other PDF compatible applications.
Note:

The demo version will display the following messagebox to show the success of the recovery:

Demo Version Message Box

where you can click "Show Recovery Report" button to see a preview of the recovered PDF document, like this:

Recovery Report

According to the preview, you can know whether DataNumen PDF Repair can recover your PDF file successfully and get what you want. However, the demo version will not save the fixed PDF file. Please order the full version to get the file.