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    Can't open a doc that someone else saved (200-03)

    A co-worker created a word doc (word2003), saved in a shared folder, person2 opened it (has word2000) made changes and saved over. Now co-worker cannot open the file. She had person2 save it on a jumpdrive, give to me to open and save in alternate share folder. Our IT cannot even open the doc. Is person2's word corrupt? Is there a way to fix this in word?

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    Re: Can't open a doc that someone else saved (200-03)

    It's hard to guess what happened without seeing the document (again).

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    Re: Can't open a doc that someone else saved (200-

    It's always possible for a document to be corrupted during the save process. However, if you're lucky, the corruption may be limited to metadata. You often can recover at least the text of the document using the "file type" Recover Text from any File (*.*) in the Open File dialog. (Remember to switch it back to Word documents the next time you open a file, or you may have an unnecessary panic about lost formatting.)

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    Re: Can't open a doc that someone else saved (200-03)

    If it was saved to a Thumb drive (Jump drive) from Word then the the temp files are there also and it is considered in use. Look to see if there are any tempt files on this Jump drive at the same location as the "doc" file. They will start with a "~". If found delete them had another go at it.

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    Re: Can't open a doc that someone else saved (200-03)

    Thank you, I'm learning a lot... but I think this has turned out to be an IT issue.

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