The File Is Corrupted And Cannot Be Opened Word 2016/365/2013/2010/2007 – How to Fix Steps
This document explains how to fix Microsoft Word Error code The File Is Corrupted And Cannot Be Opened Word 2016/365/2013/2010/2007 if it is not working correctly or throwing an unexpected error while opening or editing word file. This solutions applies for Office Home, Office Personal, Office University, Office Academy, Office for business, Office Professional, Office Professional Plus, Office 365, Office 2013, and Office 2016.
The error generally occurs in Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP and other Microsoft Windows Editions.
Error Code Log
Avg. Time to Resolve Issue
Microsoft Office <version> 7.66
Windows Update Error
Also known as
fehler code, foutcode, fejlkode, code d’erreur, codice di errore , feil kode, cod de eroare, código de error
Faulting application name: Microsoft Word <Application name>, version: 5.0.2308.67012, time stamp: 0×73645854
Faulting module name: Office event.dll, version: 1.5.5468.78610, time stamp: 0×52087836, time stamp: 0×73472460
You will get an Error Message while opening Word file ‘The File Is Corrupted And Cannot Be Opened‘.
System may hang time to time
Microsoft Office Apps stops responding.
Cause of Error Code
Corrupt Core office files
Internet connectivity issue
System Level Conflict
Steps to resolve Error “The File Is Corrupted And Cannot Be Opened Word”
The steps given below should be followed under strict supervision of a Computer Expert. We are not responsible if anything goes wrong with your PC following the steps. All the steps given above are indicative and should resolve the problem in most cases. You can contact our 24×7 technical support for guaranteed resolution of the issue.
Step 1 Check Internet Settings Configuration:
1. In Start Search box type “iexplore” (without quotes)
2. Click on “Internet Explorer”.
3. Goto Tools and Select Internet Options
4. Select Security Tab and Click on “Reset all zones to default level” if the button is active.
5. Press OK.
Step 2 Check if your network is behind Proxy
1. Hold Windows Key + R and Enter “CMD” (without quotes)
2. Press OK.
3. In command Prompt Copy following commands (Simply select the command and hold ctrl+c and press ctrl+v in command prompt)
netsh winhttp show proxy
Note: You will need Administrator Access to Run the above command. Simply Right Click on cmd button and select “Run as Administrator”
If you get the message “Direct Access (no proxy server)“, continue to the next step otherwise disable proxy from Network Settings.
In most cases error code should be resolved by following above steps. If however the issue still persists it means there is some critical issue with your system which needs to be fixed manually and is recommended to be done by an experienced Computer Technician.
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