Word 2007 Error – .docx Cannot Be Opened Because There Are Problems With the Content

Office Open XML is the new format that has been introduced in Microsoft Office 2007. Based on XML and ZIP archive technologies, a file saved in Microsoft Office Word 2007 is divided into document parts. Each of these parts defines a part of the overall file contents. Thus it becomes easy for you to create and modify a Word 2007 document, either manually or programmatically.

Such files are saved with .docx extension. But they can catch odds of corruption, if subjected to unexpected shutdown, virus attack, application faults and other similar causes. However, if your recent file backup is updated and healthy, you can successfully restore the file. But backup issues necessitate the use Word Recovery applications.

While trying to open a Word 2007 document, you might receive the below error message:

“The Office Open XML File xxxxx.docx cannot be opened because there are problems with the content.”

Where, xxxx represents the name of Word 2007 document. Further, when you click Details of the error message, you get another error:

“The file is corrupt and cannot be opened.”

Or

“Word found unreadable content. Do you want to recover the contents of this document, click yes.”

Cause

The Word 2007 document is corrupted. It usually occurs when you perform round-tripping i.e. change the Word 2007 format into another file format and convert it back into Word 2007 format, generally after doing some modifications. Other possible reasons of file corruption could be application faults, unexpected shutdown, network errors etc.

Solution

A damaged Word 2007 document can be tried to repair using any of these methods:

o Open the document with ‘Open and Repair’ feature. To carry out this, click Microsoft Office Button and open the document.

o Try saving the document as HTML, TXT or a word processing application format.

o Create a new document and try copying all the contents of the file to it, leaving the last paragraph mark.

o Use your recent file backup and restore the damaged document

o If the same issue persists, scan your damaged file using Word Repair software. These are advanced word recovery tools built with safe technology to repair and restore damaged Word documents.

Stellar Phoenix Word Recovery is a comprehensive word repair tool that can repair and restore corrupted Word documents. Its offers a rich set of features, including support to Word 2007, 2003, 2002 and 2007, safe file repair design, advanced scanning procedures and graphically rich interface. It is compatible with Windows Vista, XP, 2003, 2000 and NT.

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