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Using DataNumen Word Repair to Recover Word document from Temporary Files
   

When your Word document(*.DOC or *.DOCX file) is damaged or corrupt due to various reasons and you cannot recover wanted data from it. Then since Microsoft Word will create temporary files when processing the document, it is still possible to recover the data from the Word temporary files, with DataNumen Word Repair.

Microsoft Knowledgebase describes the detailed information about the temporary files it will create when processing a document. So when data disaster occurs, you can follow the information to find the temporary files that may contain the useful data, then use DataNumen Word Repair to scan and recover data from these files.

Currently DataNumen Word Repair supports to recover from .wbk temporary files and .asd AutoRecovery save files.

For .wbk temporary files, the detailed information can be found at here. Normally it will be saved in the following directory:

C:\Documents and Settings\<User Name>\Application Data\Microsoft\Word (For Windows XP)

C:\Users\<User Name>\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Word (For Windows 7)

For .asd temporary files, the detailed information can be found at here. Normally it will be saved in the following directory:

C:\Documents and Settings\<User Name>\Application Data\Microsoft\Word (For Windows XP)

C:\Users\<User Name>\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Word (For Windows 7)

To perform the recovery, please follow the steps below:

 

Step 1 Start DataNumen Word Repair.
Note: Before recovering temporary Word file with DataNumen Word Repair, please close Microsoft Word and any other applications that may access the temporary file.
Step 2
Select the damaged or corrupt temporary Word .tmp or .asd file to be repaired.

You can input the temporary Word .wbk or .asd file name directly or click the Browse for Source MDB File button and choose All Files(*.) as the file type to browse and select the file.

Step 3
By default, DataNumen Word Repair will save the fixed Word file as xxxx_fixed.doc, where xxxx is the name of the source Word .doc file. For example, for source temporary Word file is ~wrf0000.wbk, then the default name for the fixed file will be ~wrf0000_fixed.doc. If you want to use another name, then please select or set it accordingly:

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

Step 4

Click the "Start Repair" button, and DataNumen Word Repair will start scanning and repairing the source temporary Word file.

Progress bar

Process Bar

will indicate the repair progress.

After the repair process, if the source temporary Word file can be repaired successfully, you will see a message box like this:

Message Box

 

Step 5 Now you can open the fixed Word file with Microsoft Word or other compatible applications.
Note:

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

Demo Version Message Box

and you can open the fixed file to see the recovered document. According to the recovered document, you can know whether DataNumen Word Repair can recover your temporary Word file successfully and get what you want. However, the demo version will not save the fixed Word file. Please order the full version to get the file.