Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Wow - New Editor Opens Some Corrupt DOCX Files that Word and WordPad Won't Open

http://www.freeeditor.com - I don't know if I have made this clear enough but WordPad will open some corrupt docx files that MS Word will not. This new to me freeware editor of many many file types apparently opens the same ones WordPad will open, plus some additional ones. Bear in my mind that DOCX Salvager, S2 Services Word Recovery, Savvy Word Recovery and MS and Open Office Salvager open the same and more files but this new program is impressive.

Interestingly it is not just an editor for Word, in my tests it will open some corrupt Excel files too, but these are also repaired at least by Excel 2013 and 2010 too. Excel 2010 and 2013.

Get it while it is still free. It might not last forever.

Here is a blurb about the program and the unbelievable amount of file types supposedly editable (PowerPoint doesn't seem to work yet though it is in their list): "Free Editor is a free piece of software which will allow you to open and edit many different types of files on Windows PC's. It supports most document formats such as .docx, .doc, .epub, .odt, .xls, .xlsx and many more. It includes high performance features like a spell checker, printing capabilities as well as power editing features like hex and resource editors."

File Types:


Microsoft Office Files

.doc - Microsoft Word Document
.docx - Microsoft Word 2007 Document
.xls - Excel Spreadsheet
.xlsx - Excel 2007 Spreadsheet
.csv - Comma Separated Values File
.ppt - PowerPoint Presentation
.pptx - PowerPoint 2007 Presentation
.pps - PowerPoint Slide Show
.msg - Outlook Mail Message
.eml - E-Mail Message
.vcf - vCard File
.dot - Word Document Template
.dotx - Word 2007 Document Template

Other Document Files

.wps - Microsoft Works Word Processor Doc
.txt - Plain Text File
.bat - DOS Batch File
.cfg - Configuration File
.log - Log File
.ini - Windows Initialization File
.reg - Registry File
.qif - Quicken Interchange Format File
.ica - Citrix ICA File
.srt - SubRip Subtitle File
.pages - Pages Document
.xps - XML Paper Specificiation File
.pdf - Portable Document Format File
.rtf - Rich Text Format File
.odt - OpenDocument Text Document
.wpd - WordPerfect Document
.xml - XML File
.resx - .NET Managed Resources File
.epub - Open eBook Format

Image Files

.arw - Sony Digital Camera Image
.cf2 - Common File Format 2
.cr2 - Cannon Raw Image File
.crw - Canon Raw CIFF Image File
.dng - Digital Negative Image File
.erf - BioWare Entity Resource File
.mef - Mamiya RAW Image
.mrw - Minolta Raw Image File
.nef - Nikon Electronic Format RAW Image File
.orf - Olympus RAW File
.pef - Pentax Electronic File
.raf - Fuji RAW Image File
.raw - Raw Image Data File
.sr2 - Sony Raw Image
.x3f - SIGMA X3F Camera RAW File
.ico - Icon File
.psd - Adobe Photoshop Document
.svg - Scalable Vector Graphics File
.jpeg - JPEG Image
.jpg - JPG Image
.png - Portable Network Graphic
.gif - Graphical Interchange Format File
.bmp - Bitmap Image File
.tiff - Tagged Image File Format
.tif - Tagged Image File

Windows Files

.exe - Windows Executable File
.dll - Dynamic Link Library
.bpl - AutoCAD Batch Plot File
.scr - Windows Screensaver
.cpl - Windows Control Panel Item
.ocx - ActiveX Control

Coding Files

.jsp - Java Server Page
.vb - VBScript File
.c - C/C++ Source Code File
.cs - Visual C# Source Code File
.java - Java Source Code File
.php - Hypertext Preprocessor File
.sql - Structured Query Language Data File
.css - Cascading Style Sheet
.asp - Active Server Page
.aspx - Active Server Page Extended File
.kml - Keyhole Markup Lanauge File
.mht - MHTML Web Archive

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