Tuesday, January 24, 2012

You Can Repair Corrupt PDF File

PDF or Portable Document Format is most popular and trusted file format used to share information without the fear of hampering the original content included in the PDF file. To read a PDF document the user needs to install Adobe reader (Adobe reader is free software developed by Adobe systems). However, at times a PDF file gets corrupt due to various reasons and thus starts displaying incomprehensive or unknown characters on the screen which are unreadable by a normal user. To overcome such situations of inaccessibility of precious PDF file, one needs to use third-party PDF repair software.

The situation of losing accessibility of the precious file is always very frustrating and thus to get over this situation it is required to understand the basic causes by which a PDF file gets corrupt:

Causes of PDF Corruption:

There can be various reasons of PDF corruption, some of which are:

  • Improper or incomplete download or upload of PDF file can corrupt it.
  • Virus infection is another reason behind PDF corruption.
  • Incompatible PDF creation or conversion software.
  • If a PDF document is uploaded or downloaded on various systems then there is high priority of its corruption.
  • Abrupt system shutdown while working on a PDF file can also corrupt this file.
  • Sometimes bad download due to interrupted internet connection or lengthy download also corrupts a PDF file.

Whatever be the cause of PDF corruption, the ultimate result is we lose accessibility of our valuable PDF file. To get back the accessibility of our PDF file or to repair the corrupt PDF doc we need to use third-party PDF recovery software. There are various third-party PDF recovery tools available online. These software can repair the PDF file without changing their original formatting. One of the advance and efficient PDF recovery software is Stellar Phoenix PDF Recovery Software. This software repairs corrupt or damaged PDF file without modifying its original formatting and content such as forms included, headers-footers, clip art, word art, charts, shapes, tables, etc.
By using this powerful PDF recovery software, we not only can repair our corrupt or damaged PDF file but we can also remove restrictions such as restrictions for copying, editing, or printing PDF file and extract images from PDF documents. If we have forgotten the location of the corrupt PDF file, then the software also gives us an option to search the PDF file. In addition this software is compatible with PDF1.3, PDF 1.4, PDF1.5, and PDF1.8 and supports Windows 7, Vista, XP, and 2003. So, if your PDF file has also corrupted due to any reasons then using Stellar Phoenix software is the best option to get it back intact.
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Monday, January 23, 2012

Resolving “Word was unable to read this document” Error and Recovering Your Precious Word Document

Microsoft Office Word 2007Image via Wikipedia

Have you ever faced a situation in which your Microsoft Word document suddenly starts showing junk characters when you try to open it? Or at times you become unable to open the Word file? These are the clear indications of Microsoft Word document corruption! In addition various messages indicating corruption of Word document flash on your screen when you attempt to open a corrupt Word document. These are the unexpected data loss situations and happen to knock out valuable Word doc completely from your computer without any prior notice. However, if you have the backup of your Word document then you can very easily get over this problem but in the unavailability of proper backup third-party Word repair tool can do the needful.

Consider a practical scenario wherein you encounter the below mentioned error message while trying to open one of your most crucial Microsoft Word2003 document:

Word was unable to read this document. It may be corrupt.

Try one or more of the following:

* Open and Repair the file.

* Open the file with the Text Recovery converter.

(C:\Documents and Settings\...\test.doc)

This error appears every time when you try to open this Word document and thus, resists you to access your valuable data.


The very obvious cause of appearance of the above error message is corruption of your Word document. The Word documents gets corrupt due to several reasons and cannot be opened until it is repaired.


You may try the below mentioned steps to workaround the situation:

  • Make use of Open and Repair option of Microsoft Office to resolve the issue (as suggested in error too).

  • If Open and Repair utility of Microsoft Office does not solve the problem then you can resolve this problem by installing Microsoft Office 2003 Service Pack in your computer.

However, if both the above mentioned solutions unable to fix the issue then to repair Word file, you can use commercial third-party Word repair tool. These Word repair software can repair corrupt or damaged MS Word documents without changing their original formatting and objects including charts, test, images, headers, footers, etc. One such software is Word Recovery Software which can repair damaged/corrupt MS Word document and restore its various objects without any modification. The additional feature of this Word Repair software is that it can search for the corrupt Word document on the computer system. The software is compatible with Windows 7, Vista, Server2003, XP, 2000, and NT and supports MS Word 2010, 2007, 2003, 2002, and 2000.

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Thursday, January 19, 2012

How to Solve PDF file Error Message “File does not begin with %PDF”

While working with PDF (Portable Document Format) file you may have faced several types of errors. Some of these errors occur due to virus attack, permission settings and improper download. When you download PDF files from internet, then there is high probability that PDF file may get corrupt. In the case of PDF file corruption you may receive several types of errors such as “File does not begin with %PDF”. This error will pop up at the time when you are trying to open a corrupt PDF file. Sometimes this error will not allow you to open PDF file. Then you need to apply some good method or advanced PDF repair tool to repair corrupt PDF file.

Here I am explaining few methods which you can apply to overcome from above written error message. There can be several causes of this error message, so we must have to apply all written methods one by one if exact cause is not confirmed.


  1. First of all check and confirm the correct file format (.pdf).
  2. If you are using IE (Internet Explorer) then use correct and recommended method to save your file.
  3. Disable the "Display PDF in Browser" option in your reader software.
  • Use Start - Programs - Adobe Reader to run the program directly (instead of running Reader as an embedded function within the web browser).
  • Pull down the Edit menu of the Reader and choose Preferences.
  • In the Internet settings group/panel, de-select (uncheck) the "Display PDF in Browser" option.

In case there is no error with above written situations then check for PDF file corruption. Suppose PDF file is corrupt then you need to use some advanced PDF file repair software to repair your damaged file. PDF File repair tools are safe to use because these are read-only tools and did not alter your original files and uses a very sophisticated algorithm to scan your corrupt file. Select that tool which is compatible with your system configuration.
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Monday, January 16, 2012

Troubleshooting guide to recover Damaged Excel Workbook

Just think you were working on some important excel data
and calculation to make your final presentation
ready which is schedule within next couple of hours. In case you lost all the excel data which you have prepared from long working hour and you do not have saved it. What will be your situation in such condition?

MS excel provide an option to recover last
data. If you are working on a excel sheet and accidently your computer system gets shutdown due to power failure, no ups backup or some malware attack on system etc. In such unscheduled shut down there is 99% chances that you may lost the data in excel sheet on which you were working if it was not saved well in time. Your Excel data sheet can get corrupt and there is a possibility that you could not access same excel sheet.

Below written method will help you to recover l
ast save data from corrupt excel sheet.

If you can't open excel sheet then use this method:

1. Start Excel and open a blank workbook if one is not open on the screen.

2. On the Tools menu, click Options.

3. Click the Calculation tab.

4. In the Calculation section, click Manual, and then click OK.

5. On the File menu, click Open and try to open the file.

By applying above method you can get last saved exc
el data. MS excel offer “Open and Rep
air” In build utility which help you to repair corrupt excel sheet. Follow below written steps to use this utility.

  1. Choose File -> Open

  1. Locate and select the file

  1. Click the arrow at the right of the Open button

  1. Click on Open and Repair

  1. When prompted, click the Repair button.

In case after applying above method your problem still unresolved then you need to use suitable third party Excel repair software to resolve your excel file corruption problem.
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Sunday, January 15, 2012

How to solve “Could not complete you request because it is not a valid Photoshop document” PSD file Error

While working on Adobe Photoshop, some time you get several type of errors “PSD file corruption” errors are one of then. Some time when you try to open a photoshop file (.psd) you get a error message which “Could not complete you request because it is not a valid Photoshop document”. This message means that your file is not in proper format which can be recognize by photo shop. This means that header part of your photoshop file is get corrupt, damaged or changed thats why photoshop not able to open it. In this case you need to apply some method to fix header part of your .psd file or use PSD repair software.

Here I am explaining a real case which is faced by one of my friend. He have same problem, he try to compare hex code corrupt PSD files with normal PSD file. He found that due to unknown reason, Photoshop is adding few extra bytes in the beginning of PSD files at the time when you save. The same photoshop give error when you try to PSD file created with it. Since signature of PSD file is get change due to these extra bytes thats why Photoshop could cot recognise these files. To fix this error you need to remove these extra bytes with the use of Hex editor.

Assuming that you already know what is a HEX editor (WinHex) and how to use it I'll write here a few steps you can do before opening a "corrupt" PSD file:

1 - Make a back-up (copy) of the file before making any changes.
2 - Open the "corrupted" file in an usual HEX editor (NOT text editor!) and look for such groups of character just in the beginning: 8BPS and after a few bytes 8BIM another group of bytes and again 8BIM.
3 - This succession should be respected strictly: 8BPS ... 8BIM ... 8BIM. These groups should be very close to each other and it's easy to find them.
4 - Delete all bytes before 8BPS group (Shift+Delete) and save the file.
5 - Open it in Photoshop and Enjoy.

The above method will surely resolve your problem of “Could not complete you request because it is not a valid Photoshop document” . But due to any reason if your problem persist then go with PSD repair software to fix your problem.
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Thursday, January 12, 2012

How to solve “This document may be damaged (the file may be truncated or incomplete)” JPEG image error

JPEG image or any file type images are very sophisticated, If one pixel of your image get damaged or corrupt then that portion of image will get change. If header part of your image gets damaged then your image will not open. There are several reasons for corruption of JPEG images like virus attack, improper system shutdown etc. In the case of JPEG file corruption you need to repair it with some good JPEG repair software to access your image properly.
These are some error messages which you may get in the case of images corruption. Different image viewer will show different message.
  1. In Windows Explorer “No Preview Available”.
  2. Windows Picture & Fax Viewer will show “Drawing Failed” message.
  3. Adobe Photoshop will show “This document may be damaged (the file may be truncated or incomplete)” message.
  4. In IrfanView “Can't read file header! Unknown file format or file not found!”.
  5. Adobe Photoshop “Could not complete your request because an unknown or invalid JPEG marker type is found”.
Solution: JPEG images have a pattern of hexadecimal codes if you are a technical person and have good knowledge of hexadecimal codes then you can open your corrupt images in Winhex and correct damaged part of your image.
  1. Download winhex tool.
  2. From file menu open your corrupt file in winhex.
  3. Search the corrupt pattern
  4. Replace maged pattern with correct one.
  5. From file menu save corrected image.
This is a lengthy process and you must have complete knowledge of JPEG file pattern. If you want to repair your corrupt JPEG files very quickly then use some JPEG recovery software. This software will scan your corrupt images and find damaged part of image and replace it with correct code. Hope these methods will work for you to regain access of precious photos.
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Monday, January 9, 2012

How to solve QuickBooks Error Code: 20890 78242

While working on QuickBooks, you may have experienced several types of error messages such as alert message, some may be warnings and some may be problem messages. In the case of problem error messages, QuickBooks may do not allow you to work properly. Even in some cases QuickBooks could not open. There are several reasons for these errors like QuickBooks not installed or updated properly, virus attack and QuickBooks database corruption etc. Intuit define each error with a code and offer some sort of solution and tools for each one, Repair data utility is a in build tool for QuickBooks repair and fix damaged file error codes.
Here I am explaining QuickBooks error code 20890 78242 which is actually faced by my friend. He is using windows server 2003 SP2 and QuickBooks enterprise solution 11.0. He updated his QuickBooks version from 10.0 to 11.0. For a week or so it works perfect but from past few days he is continuously getting “Error Code: 20890 78242” and he have to always click “Don't send” two times and re-start program again.
We have searched on Internet for solution of this problem and found a solution which was very useful for my friend. People who are facing this error can also try this method to fix error.
  • Hold the CTRL key.
  • Double Click the Quickbooks shortcut.
  • Select the file and click open.
  • Enter User Name and Enter Password but DO NOT CLICK on OK.
  • Hold the ALT key and click OK.

Above procedure will fix your problem of error code 20890 78242. And you are to use QuickBooks properly. If you are facing some other error code messages then you can contact me for solution.

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