Thursday, December 29, 2011

How to solve error “invalid jpeg marker” of corrupt JPEG images

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This is a usual case, at the time of formatting a hard drive you move your important files, images and documents in other drive or disk, so that they could not accidentally get deleted. After formatting when you try to open your documents and images, you get an error message which says that files could not open due to certain reasons. In the case of JPEG images you get error message “invalid jpeg marker” and you could not open your valuable images. This is the case of JPEG file corruption and you need to apply some jpeg repair method or JPEG recovery software to fix your problem.
In some case of JPEG image corruption you are able to see thumbnail of the images but these images could not open. There is no specific reason for above problem. It can be due to virus attack, missing some files, header corruption or change in file extension etc.
Below few methods are written which you can try…
  1. It might be possible that file extension of all JPEG files are get changed. It is advisable that please check file extension it must me .jpg or jpeg (in the case of JPEG files).
  2. Try to open these images with Photoshop then save images in JPEG format.
  3. Sometimes it is due to image viewer’s problem, so try to open images in different image viewer.
  4. Try to open these images through web browser.

If your problem persists after applying these methods then you need to use some JPEG repair software to repair corrupt JPEG files. First use demo version of these tools, in demo version you are able to see recoverable images. If you are satisfied with result then go with full version.
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Monday, December 26, 2011

Recover Data from corrput PDF file by copy data from a damaged fileinto a new file


PDF files are known as one of the most secure data files because owner can set different access levels for different type of uses. PDF documents need less memory space than other documents so these can be easily send through email. But these secure acrobat pdf documents may get corrupt at the time of download or upload. In the case of PDF file corruption there are two possibilities 1) Corrupt file will open but original data will not shown 2) Corrupt file will not open.
In both type of corruption you need to apply some PDF repair methods or use PDF recovery software to access your original data.

Few methods are available to repair corrupt PDF documents. You can copy and paste corrupt data in to new file is one such method. This method works for few cases not for severely damaged cases.

Following are the steps to apply above method..

  1. Open the damaged file, and then choose Object > Path > Cleanup to remove unwanted items (for example, stray points, unpainted objects, empty text paths) from the artwork. 

  2. If the original file contains multiple layers, choose Paste Remembers Layers from the Layers Panel pop-up menu to ensure the artwork appears on the same layers when you paste it into the new file. 

  3. Using the Selection tool, drag a marquee around the artwork. 

  4. Choose Edit > Copy. 

  5. Choose File > New to create a new file. 

  6. In the new file, choose Edit > Paste In Front to paste the artwork in the correct position on the page. 

  7. Choose File > Save.
This method will probably repair your corrupt PDF file. In case this method didn't work for you then use appropriate PDF repair software to get access of original data. You need to select an advanced repair tool which is compatible with your system configuration.
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Easy way to Repair Corrupt Word File

It may be possible you too have experienced the same, while working on some important MS word document suddenly your system get shut down due to power failure or any other reason. Next time when you open your word document it shows some error which says document file is unable to open in MS word. Your all attempt to open that file may get failed due to file get severely damaged. As solution you need to apply some recovery method or word recovery tool to repair corrupt word document.

Microsoft office support offer few methods to repair severely damaged word documents. One such method is Insert corrupt word document as a file in new word document. This methods work perfectly in several corruption cases but not in all. Recovery of your word file will depend on how severely files damaged. Follow the steps given below to apply above method...

  1. On the File menu, click New.

  1. Select Blank document.

  1. On the Insert menu, click File.

  1. In the Insert File dialog box, locate and select the damaged document, and then click Insert.

In most of cases by clicking on insert button you could open your corrupt file, but in some cases this method could not able to repair your corrupt word document. For these cases you need to apply some other method for word repair like use word recovery software which is compatible with your system configuration. Word repair software are safe method to repair damaged doc or docx file.

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How to use command line add-on to repair invalid zip files

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Zipped file make it much easier to send and receive large files through e-mails. With the use of compressed files format (like .zip) we can convert large files into small files that can be sending via e-mail. But these zip file may get corrupt due to several reason like virus attack, at the time of attachment with slow Internet; improper downloading of zipped files etc. In the file zip corruption situation you cannot access your data which is present inside zipped file. In that case you need to use some repair method or use zip recovery software to repair corrupt zipped file.

WinZip offers several methods to repair corrupt .zip or .zipx files depend of corruption cases. Invalid zip file corruption case can be handled by WinZip Command Line Support Add-On. But this command line support add-on not support of all version of WinZip it works for WinZip 10.0 and later versions. Depends on your version of WinZip you can download appropriate version of command line support add-on from here.

Follow the steps written below to use command line support add on...

  1. Click Start, click All Programs, and click Accessories
  2. Right click Command Prompt and choose Run as administrator
    (Windows XP: Left click Command Prompt)
  3. Change directories to the folder where the corrupted Zip file is located.
  4. Type: "C:\Program Files\WinZip\wzzip" -yf
You can use below written command if zip file is split or spanned

"C:\Program Files\WinZip\wzzip" -yfs

WZZIP will create a new Zip file with a fixed suffix in the file name. The original Zip file will not be modified. Only the data in the original Zip file is used. I am sure that above method will fix your Invalid zip file problem. For any reason if above method didn't work for you then use some zip recovery software which is compatible with your system configuration to solve the problem.
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Thursday, December 15, 2011

How To Use External References To link To Repair The Corrupted Exce File

There are two types of corrupt MS excel files. First one those can be open and the second one those can't be open. Files those are get open are little bit easy to repair with the use of “open and repair” utility of MS excel. But It is quite difficult to repair corrupt excel files which can't be open. You need to use some third party excel repair software or apply some special methods to repair these types of files.

Microsoft provides few methods to open corrupt excel files which can't open one such method is “Use external references to link to the corrupted file”. But there are some limitations with this method. It doesn't recover formulas or values from the workbook, it only recover data. So use this method when you want to retrieve only data part of excel workbook.

Follow the steps given below:

  1. On the File menu, click Open. Then, browse from the current folder to the folder that contains the damaged file, and click Cancel.

  1. Click New on the File menu, click File, and then click OK.

  1. Type =File Name!A1 in cell A1 of the new workbook, where File Name is the name of the damaged workbook. If the Select Sheet dialog box appears, select the appropriate sheet, and click OK.

  1. Select cell A1, and on the Edit menu, click Edit. Then, select an area that is approximately the same size as the range of cells that contain data in the damaged file, and then click Paste on the Edit menu.

  1. With the range of cells still selected, click Copy on the Edit menu.

  1. On the Edit menu, click Paste Special, select Values, and click OK.

These steps remove the links to the damaged file and leave only the data. In most of the cases this method works perfect but it might be possible that in some corruption cases this method will not work. In those corruption cases use third-party excel recovery software to fix your problem.
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Tuesday, December 13, 2011

How to fix MS excel 2010 error “The file is corrupt cannot be opened”

After installing updated version of Microsoft office 2010, it may possible that documents created in lower version of MS office will not open. These errors are quite often with MS excel 2010. when you tried to open excel (.xls) file with MS excel 2010 which are created in MS excel 2007 or 2003, a error message “The file is corrupt cannot be opened” will pop up and you will not able to access your excel spreadsheet. In the above case their are two possibilities 1) Excel file actually get corrupt or 2) It is Microsoft office 2010 error. If excel files actually get corrupt then you need a excel repair software to fix it. For second reason Microsoft provide solution.

If you excel file opens perfectly in MS excel 2007 or 2003 but could open in MS office 2010 then you can fix it with below written methods.

Method 1: In this method you need to change and repair MS office 2010.

  1. Click Start, click Control Panel, click Programs, and then click Uninstall a program under Programs and Features.
  2. Select Microsoft Office.
  3. Click Change, and then wait while the change and repair is carried out.
  4. Exit after the process is completed.
  5. Double-click the Excel file that you want to open or open the file through an HTML link as you could by using previous versions of the program.

Method 2: In this method you need to change some file block setting which are responsible to open any files.
  1. Open MS Excel and click on File.
  2. In File menu click on Options.

  3. Then click on Trust Center --> Trust Center Settings.

  4. Then go to File Block Settings and uncheck Excel 97-2003 and Excel 2007.

One of these methods will most probably fix above written error message. If above methods didn't solve your problem then you need to contact MS office 2010 support team or you can try Excel recovery software to fix your problem.
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Thursday, November 24, 2011

How to Solve JPEG error "Publisher cannot convert this picture"

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Microsoft Publisher is desktop publishing tools which allow creating newsletters, flyers and greeting cards. With the use of this tool you can insert images in the create templates. But if you are trying to insert some corrupt or damaged JPEG images, then it will not allow you to do so. The publisher tool will give a message "Publisher cannot convert this picture" in the above situation.

There are several ways to fix this error one is to repair JPEG images with JPEG recovery software then try to insert it.
If you don't want to purchase jpg repair tool then try these methods given below to solve JPEG error "Publisher cannot convert this picture"

Method 1: It may be possible the JPEG filter may get corrupt. In this situation you can use MS paint to change file format of your JPEG images in the format which allowed by MS publisher.

This method will work perfectly for all type of image formats.

Method 2: Uninstall MS publisher and re-install it, at some instant it work but in several cases it don't work because re-installing doesn't overwrite all program files.

Method 3: If .jpeg filter is corrupt then Rename JPEGIM32.flt to JPEGIM32.old. It is in a folder similar to this:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\microsoft shared\grphflt .

Apply anyone of these methods to fix your problem. But If JPEG image files are severely damages then it is possible that none of the above method will work, in that situation you need to repair corrupt JPEG files with some advanced JPEG repair software.
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How to solve error message: “Can not open file: it does not seem to be a valid archive” of corrupt zip file

The extension of Zip files is . "Zip" or ".ZIP" file and MIME (Multipurpose Internet Mail Extensions) media type application. Sometimes there are certain errors in Zip file, which occur due to some problems of the Internet. These errors usually occur when you download the Zip file, which leads to corruption. As a result of corruption, the data stored in the Zip file is inaccessible. To overcome such situations, you can restore data from a recent backup. However, if you do not stored a backup or the backup is corrupted, then you need to use zip recovery software files to recover your data.

Suppose you are trying to download attached zip files from outlook, you can not do so and get a message

"Can not open file: it does not seem to be a valid archive. If you downloaded this file, try downloading the file again."

The data stored in the zip file, becomes inaccessible after the occurrence of above error message.

Reason for error message:

The above situation usually occurs when HTTP compression is enabled in the Web Sites properties of Microsoft Internet Information Services (IIS) virtual server in outlook. As a result, when you download a zip file, IIS GZIP encoded as the browser client and passes the file directly to the decompression program, without GZIP decoding the file.


To solve the above problem you can chang the MIME type for the file. Zip application / x-zip-compressed to application / octet-stream. To do this, follow these steps:

* In the Start menu, select Internet Information Server (IIS) in the Administrative Tools option.
* Then, expand the server (local computer), click Web Sites and click Properties.
* Click on the MIME types and scroll through the list of registered MIME types to find the entry of . Zip.
* Then you must click zip Application/x- Zip compressed entry and then click Edit.
* Change the value of MIME type application / octet-stream.
* Finally, stop and restart the IIS Admin Service to apply the changes.

In most cases, given the previous resolutions will help you resolve problems with zip. But if the problem persists, then Zip Repair files to recover and restore corrupted data. The zip repair algorithms incorporate powerful scanning; these Zip Repair applications ensure complete recovery and restoration of your data.
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Wednesday, November 23, 2011

How to solve 'The Backup File Contains Unrecognized Data and Cannot Be Used' backup (.bkf) error

Backup files (.bkf) are created by using Ntbackup utility in Windows NT and XP. Users which move from windows XP to windows 7 are usually faced backup restoration related issue. Backup created in windows XP by using Ntbackup utility can't restore in windows 7 because windows 7 doesn't support it, when you try to do so, error message "the backup file contains unrecognized data and cannot be used" will pop up. This message will also appear when you try to restore corrupt backup files (.bkf) on windows xp machine. In that situation you can use bkf repair tool to overcome from such situation.
But in the case of windows 7 you need to find some other method to fix this error. Here I am going to explain few solutions which you can use.

  1. Download and install windows NTbackup utility on your windows 7 machine to restore backup files (.bkf). To run windows Ntbackup utility on windows 7 you need to enable Removable Storage Management feature (RSM). If you are able to install it on windows 7 then you can restore your backup files without any problem.

  1. Second method is little lengthy, this method will work when you try to restore backup from external hard drive (backup created in Windows XP). In such situation copy entire backup file (.bkf) from external hard drive into the “XPMuser” profile inside documents and settings. Then run NTbackup utility and try to restore your backup now.
Most probably these solutions are able to fix your problem. But is some cases it may possible that you still get same error message. In that situation you need to contact to Microsoft Windows 7 support team.
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Monday, October 31, 2011

Repair Corrupt Excel File to Save at Network Location

You may have faced an error message while saving your Excel workbook that says MS Excel cannot access the location where you are trying to save the file. In this case, the file is not saved and it leads to a pure case of data loss. If you have updated data backup then you can recover lost data very easily. However, in the absence of proper updated backup, you can still retrieve data of the Excel workbook with the excel repair software.

Consider a scenario where you have an Excel workbook to be saved to a network location. While the book is cut paste in the desired location on a network, you have an error message that says:

"Microsoft Excel cannot access the file 'Network path'”. You may receive this error message for the following reasons:

The file name or path does not exist.
The file you are trying to open is being used by another program. Close the document in another program and try again.
The name of the book is trying to save is the same as the name of another document that is read-only. Try saving the workbook with a different name. "

When it came to save the workbook in another place, he received another error message which reads as follows:

"Document not saved"

Receive the above error messages when you performed the following activities:

Saving files to a network drive and connection to the network drive is lost
Your workbook contains some of the PivotTable, Visual Basic for Applications module or embedded objects such as clip art.

To resolve the problem discussed in the previous text, add PivotTableNetworkResiliency and NetworkResiliency subkeys in the registry by performing the following steps:

Click 'Start' to 'Run'
Go to the "open box" and click 'OK'
Expend items on the left panel and click on the folder 'Options'
Go to 'Edit' and 'DWORD Value', click on the "New" option
Type "NetworkResiliency 'and press ENTER
Double-click the icon that says "NetworkResiliency '
Go to the box "Value data" and type '1 '
Click 'OK'

However, even after performing the above steps, you can still get the error messages and that problem can still exist. In this scenario, you need to use excel recovery software to repair corrupt excel file.
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How to repair corrupt word file when MS word fail to repair

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Every computer user face MS word corruption problem due to any of the one reason behind this it may be saving the file when you are running out of resources, with a corrupt template, or while working with master documents, nested tables, etc. Recover Text Converter is a feature included in MS Office suite of applications that allows us to recover text from any file corrupt MS Office. This feature can retain headers, footers, footnotes and any form of simple text but not able not able to convert images, fields, drawing objects etc. In some cases of corruption, it may be possible that the Recover Text converter is not able to identify the type of corruption. This can result in the loss of valuable information stored in the corrupt Word file, which in turn requires you to go for the repair of the Word by using trusted word repair software.

For example, you have MS Word 2000 Standard Edition installed on your system. When you are trying to open a Word file with "Recover Text from Any File", you may receive the following error message on the computer screen:
"Word encountered file corruption while opening. Part of this document may be recovered. Attempt recovery now?"
After you click "Yes" comes back the same error message.
"Recover Text from Any File” converter is not able to understand and interpret the type corruption in Word file.

This would make your Word file inaccessible and you may lose all the valuable information stored in file. To overcome this situation you can repair the damaged word file by using an updated backup. If you do not have a backup, you must follow the steps below resolution.

You can try any of these steps to resolve the problem,
Try saving the file in RTF format and then convert that file in to Word format. RTF file format helps keep all the formatting from the original Word document.
If you still have corruption after you save the file in RTF format, you should try to save in other file formats those are supported by MS word.
If you have identified the region of corruption in the Word file, copy the rest of the file contents to a new document. Then save and reopen the damaged file in Text format. Copy and paste the contents remaining in the new document containing the undamaged part of your file. Apply formatting styles.
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Thursday, October 20, 2011

Cycle Redundancy Check Errors – Try BKF Recovery

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Cycle Redundancy Check (CRC) arise when BKF file get corrupt or damage during backup transfer period. It is an important activity to take daily backup of your files to keep the record. This activity you can’t avoid or ignore it is vital to save your data as backup. This way you can prevent your important data from any major system errors or system failure on daily basis. In MS Windows users can create data backup using the inbuilt NTBackup tool and files get saved as Microsoft Backup Files (BKF) format. These BKF files help to retrieve data if it is lost from other locations. But, there it is also possible that NTBackup data may get damaged or corrupt. Once NTBackup get corrupt then BKF Recovery tool is helpful.

BKF Files may get corrupt due to Interrupted/or Incomplete backup process, due to unexpected or improper system shutdown, may be Application malfunctioning fault, CRC (Cycle Redundancy Check errors), due to Media read error or Virus attack or any other insufficient condition which create any critical situation data backup.

An error that I am going to discuss about is the CRC (Cyclic Redundancy Check) error. CRC is essentially an error-checking method in data communications where a CRC character is produced at the transmission end. The value of this character depends upon the hexadecimal value of all the ones in the data block. This check is used to validate a data block’s integrity. This error reflects if some bytes inside the file get overwritten due to any reason. It may be you attempt to restore the bkf files and get a CRC error which mostly happens while restoring a BKF file which is originally saved over network. Even after you have received such error, bkf recovery is possible and is very simple with Stellar Phoenix BKF Recovery Software.

Cyclic Redundancy Check error shows up in the situations where your BKF gets damaged while transferring it from network to the system for restoration of data or the catalog files are missing. Use Stellar Phoenix BKF Recovery Software to solve the issue and to properly retrieve data in its original form from the BKF files. It is an efficient yet cost-effective way to end all your CRC troubles.
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Wednesday, October 19, 2011

How to Recover Data from Corrupt BKF files

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Deadly virus attacks take place badly and corrupt hard disk data. It become quite complex to delete a file infected with virus. A bitter truth about the BKF file is that it may also infected by the virus. Once a backup file gets corrupt or damaged then it may lead to several problems. Complete data of BKF file becomes inaccessible. It gets even corrupt due to virus infection. But it is important to keep patience and no need to worry, as problematic situation can be handled easily. If you have proper backup then data can easily access. In case your BKF file gets corrupt which contains the data from backup then the possibility of holding another backup is far less. Therefore, in such pathetic situations, a third-party BKF repair tool can be used as a perfect solution.

Consider a scenario. Suppose that the BKF file is infected with malicious viruses. Today, several viruses completely destroyed computer applications. Even the backup file is also damaged. The virus can destroy the BKF file to a point more. Let us know what to do? When file corrupted due to virus attacks:

The file data cannot be displayed.
Characters of the file are not in readable form.
Sometimes the file infected with the virus has not been opened.

Mentioned below are the preventive measures that can be used to prevent the file from a virus attack.

What to be done to avoid data loss:

Never install the system hardware that is infected with virus.
Always scan files downloaded from Internet before.
Make use of the latest anti-virus software, or install the latest anti-virus software on your system.

In case, if the file has corrupted BKF and then you have to go for a third-party software repair BKF. You can opt for any software which are available in the market that helps to recover corrupt BKF file easily and instantly. A help file come along with these tools which is quite useful to operate third party tools. You can download BKF recovery tool from Internet. No previous experience is necessary for recovery using this software.
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Monday, October 17, 2011

How to Fix Error Code 0x8001008 of Corrupt JPEG Files

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JPEG file format is most used format for photos which are used by digital cameras and other digital photographic image capturing devices. JPEG or JPG is a compressed format of digital photos. JPEG files format is very popular because it provides smooth and realistic images with variation of tone and colour. But these secure JPEG image files may also get corrupt like other photos and files. You may get 0x8001008 error message sometime when you are trying to open JPEG files in your digital camera or any other storage device. When JPEG image is logically damaged then this type of error arises. Each and every photo contains some special memory of your life and you don't want to loss these photos at any cost. To avoid such situation it is advisable to you always take backup of your special photos so that recovery of photos gets easy from backup. Suppose due to error 0x8001008 the backup photos get corrupt, now what to do to recover it? You can use JPEG Repair tool to repair corrupt JPG images.

Consider a situation in which you are accessing photos of your marriage from your SD card. When you connected SD card with your computer system, your photos become inaccessible and give an error 0x8001008.

Err0x8001008 message occurs when you try to open the JPEG files:

Virus or malware infection.

Power surges.

Improper shut down.

Switching of the camera during the write process.

Hardware failure.

Solution: To solve corruption problem due to error0x8001008, first you need to find out the cause of the problem. Try to find out specific reason of the above error and try to remove those causes. If you can't find out reason or could not resolve the cause of the problem. In that situation you need to use JPEG repair software to repair corrupt images.

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Friday, October 14, 2011

How to Fix QuickBooks Error 16026

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Loosing valuable accounting data may create negative effect on your business. It is actually a disastrous situation for your accounting Data Company if you are not able to access your valuable data from QuickBooks files which have the records of one or more than one year due to lost or damaged of file. In the data corruption situation in quickbooks your main goal is to repair quickbooks files. QuickBooks repair can be done effectively with the help of a third party QuickBooks repair software file.

Consider a scenario. Sometimes, due to virus attack, many attempts to download quickbooks file get failed. This is a faulty incomplete download of quickbooks files which make .qbw file corrupt and you will receive a following error message while accessing it.  

"Error 16026"

Above error message pop up every time you make an attempt to download.


Causes that are responsible for the occurrence of above error message are:

1. some connectivity problems that prevent access to the Internet.
2. You are not using Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0 or later.
3. The cipher strength of Internet Explorer is not 128-bit.
4. Improper installation of QuickBooks files. In other words, the files are damaged and have them installed QBW.
5. QuickBooks version is not compatible with Windows 7 or Windows Vista.


To resolve above error message, and do the repair QuickBooks. You have to follow the following steps:

1. Start QuickBooks again.
2. In QuickBooks, open the financial institution directory:
a) Select Banking> Online Banking> Available Financial Institutions.
b) If the financial institution's Board appears to the left, QuickBooks was successful in opening Intuit's online services.
3. If the Internet can be accessed from Web browser and within the QuickBooks then try to download a program update.
4. Check the version and cipher strength of Internet Explorer.
a) Start Internet Explorer.
b) Choose Help> About Internet Explorer.
c) Download a newer version of Internet Explorer, if you have a previous version of it.
5. If the problem persists, then it could be that the QBW file are not installed correctly or is damaged during installation.
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Wednesday, October 12, 2011

How to open damaged or corrupt PDF files

PDF files have several benefits over normal word documents like pdf files can publish on Internet, send through emails, can viewed on computer of any configuration. PDF files have advanced security features that help users to prevent data from unauthorized modification. PDF files have option by which you can disallow users to copy your content. But there may be chances that PDF files also get corrupt due to improper downloading/uploading, editing. These files may get corrupt through virus and Trojan. Pdf repair is required to repair corrupt pdf files by pdf recovery software.

When you try to open corrupt pdf files, it will not open and an error message will pop up “There was an error opening this document. The file is damaged and could not be repaired”. The main reason of above message is improper downloading/uploading of pdf files or virus attack. If pdf files get corrupt then you need powerful pdf recovery software to repair it.

Repair PDF file: It is very simple to repair corrupt pdf files with Stellar phoenix pdf recovery software. It will repair pdf files in few mouse clicks in very less time. Follow these steps to repair pdf file with stellar phoenix pdf repair software.

Download Stellar Phoenix PDF Recovery
Run Stellar Phoenix PDF Recovery application.
Click Repair PDF Files button.
Select PDF File.
Click Scan button. Scan progress is displayed in progress bar.
After successful scan, preview of PDF file is shown in the application.
Click Save to save the repaired file. 'Repair options' windows is displayed.
Click Browse to select destination where the repaired PDF file will be saved.
Click Select Output version combo box to choose version (PDF 1.3, PDF 1.4, PDF 1.5,
PDF 1.6) of the repaired PDF file. By default output version of repaired file is same as
selected file.
Click OK to save the repaired file. A "Process completed successfully" confirmation
message is displayed.
This way you can open a pdf file which is damaged or corrupt
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Thursday, September 22, 2011

Easy Steps to Repair Corrupt MS Word Documents

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Sometimes when you are trying to open MS word document but it doesn't open, an error message pop up. Continuously you received same message once you open that document. In most of cases, corruption of word document is main reason of error messages. MS word get corrupt due to various reasons like virus attack, improper system shutdown, MS office corruption etc. In each case your word document will not work properly. Word Recovery is required to repair damaged MS word file.

There are two ways to repair corrupt word documents, first use conventional methods to repair damaged doc file, second method is to use word repair software. Here is the detailed explanation on both methods.

  1. Method to Repair Word Document: Try this method when word document is corrupted or damaged due to any reason.
a) Open damaged doc file in draft mode.
b) To turn off screen updating try this macro in word 6.0 or 7.0.
Sub Main
               Screen updating 0
               Fileopen. Name = "\ corruptfile'sname.doc"
               ToolsOptionsView.Draftfont = 1
        End Sub
c) Create new file and insert corrupt file in it.
d) Now link to damaged document.
e) Open file in to MS WordPad.
f) Open file in WordPerfect.
g) Open DOS prompt and type copy con+corruptdocfilename.doc newname.doc to strip out the header information. The word CON should appear with a blinking cursor next to it. Press the spacebar 12 times and press [Enter]. Then, open the newname.doc in Word.
h) You done it.

  1. Use Word Repair Software: This is quick and easiest method to repair your valuable word document. These are several word repair software are available on Internet. Word repair software’s are quite advanced and work perfect in all type of corruption cases. It is very important to find that word repair software which is compatible with your computer configuration.
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Wednesday, September 21, 2011

How to Solve “This file is not in a recognizable format” Error of MS excel

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MS excel is one of the most important spreadsheet application for computer users. Storing and managing data is very easy with Ms excel. All important data saved inside these excel sheet. Imaging the situation in which you are trying to open an important excel sheet but could not do so, it gives some error. These errors means that your spreadsheet is get corrupt and you need to repair it to repair your valuable data. Excel recovery is required to repair this damaged .xls sheet.

Microsoft offer solution for corrupt excel sheet where you have to link the corrupt spreadsheet with news one. But this solution work hardly ever. So here I am going to explain a solution to easy repair of damaged excel sheet.
Follow the steps given below to:

  1. Open an undamaged workbook and a new workbook.
  2. In the Insert menu of new workbook find hyperlink and create link with undamaged workbook. Now close undamaged workbook.
  3. The link in cell A1 displays the path to the non-corrupted file. Edit the formula in cell A1 by substituting the corrupted file name for the existing one.
  4. If it works, the corrupted file will open. In this case, copy the formula down and across until the link returns blank cells.
  5. Select the data, copy it, and choose Paste Special from the Edit menu. In the resulting Paste Special dialog box, click Values and click OK to paste the data over itself. Doing so removes the link formula, but the values returned by the link remain.
It is possible that above written method may regain all data from corrupt excel sheet. In case this may not work and excel is still corrupt then you don't need to worry. Luckily we have another solution. Try to recover corrupt .xls file with the use of excel recovery software. Excel repair tools will repair damaged excel sheet irrespective to the reason of corruption. Find appropriate excel repair software on Internet which is compatible with your computer configuration.

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Monday, September 19, 2011

How to Resolve “An inconsistency...” Error From Backup File

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NTBackup utility is used by Windows NT, XP, Server 2003 and 2007 users for creating backup of valuable data. This utility creates backup in .BKF file format. These BKF backup files can store whenever user lost data. Suppose user is unable to find original data (or data get corrupt) and trying to restore data from bkf files (backup files). After trying this all user come to know that these backup files are also get corrupt. In this situation BKF repair is the best option to get data back.

Sometime operation system such as windows server 2003 has slow speed or virus on system due to this user decided to format the operating system. A smart user always take backup of all work and file on safe location or on different HDD. User will take the backup of all valuable data with the use of NTBackup on multiple-tape set in .BKF file format. After backup of every file user will format the operating system windows server 2003. Now the next situation which might come i.e. after re-installation of new version of windows server user is unable to restore the BKF file and receive an error message something like:

“Error: An inconsistency was encountered on the requested media”

Cause of above error message:
The main reason of above message is that BKF files are get corrupt. There are several reasons by which BKF file get corrupt the main cause are virus attack, human errors, interruption during backup process, power fluctuation during backup and backup is not taken properly. It is always advisable to check backup files after creating backup so user can avoid this problem while restoring it.

So what is the Solution? I know you must be curious to know about it.
The available solution is to select only one backup set at one time to restore. If BKF files are not corrupt then it may resolve the problem. In case above problem persist then it means BKF files are get corrupt. In this situation user can opt for BKF Repair Software as remedy.
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How to Solve “Error -6000, -80” Error of QuickBooks Company Files

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This error is reported in the latest version of Intuit QuickBooks pro 2011. This error appears while opening company files. Due to Error -6000, -80 working on QuickBooks get difficult and every time same error message pop up on screen. First it is very important to resolve this error-6000, -80 to work properly on QuickBooks. QuickBooks has given the solution to overcome this problem with two competent tools to check the integrity and the connectivity abilities of the company files. Use these tools or use updated backup of the company files for solving this issue. You can also use third party QuickBooks Repair software as well to solve above problem.

You will receive different type of errors in different cases of company file corruption. In one case when you try to open a company (.qbw) file when you receive an error message while doing it.

Error -6000, -80: An error occurred when QuickBooks tried to access the company file”

Reason for above error message: There are several reasons for above error message, four most common reasons are written below......
  1. Corruption in company files.
  2. Company data are converted over network.
  3. More than two users are using this QuickBooks data files.
  4. Connection with server is not active.
Solution: For different error messages you will have to perform different type solution. You need to use any of the above methods for solving your problem.

  1. Use QuickBooks Company File Diagnostic Tool: Download company file diagnostic tool for QuickBooks website and scan corrupt company files and detect the errors in qbw files. You should restore the updated backup of the company file, if errors are found. If not, then use the next method.
  2. Use QuickBooks Connection Diagnostic Tool: If your problem remains same then you need to download QuickBooks Connection Diagnostic Tool from intuit QuickBooks website. By using this tool check if the company files are able to create connection over the network. If the connection is OK and you are able to open the file after running this tool, then you should go ahead and continue working on the file. If you are getting any errors, then try next method.
  3. Copy the file to the local C drive: In this method you need to copy the company files to local drive and restore the updated backup. Now restored the backup files in to the original location.
There are good chances that any of the other method will solve your company files related problems but in few special cases above method may not work. To solve those special cases you can use QuickBooks recovery software to fix corrupt QuickBooks database files. These software are work perfectly in all type of corruption cases.
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Friday, September 16, 2011

Solution of “No information Contained” Problem of BKF files

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BKF files are data backup files which stores valuable data. These files are created by using NTBackup utility which is a powerful backup application and it is a free tool which comes with NT based version of windows operating system. It is quite easy to store data in these BKF files by using NTBackup tool. But in some cases BKF files gives an error message while restoring data from it. There are several reasons behind these error massages but the main reason is corruption in BKF files. If BKF files are get corrupt then backup will become inaccessible and data cannot be restored by using NTBackup tool. To resolve such issue BKF file repair is required by using BKF Recovery software to extract data back.
If you are trying to open or restore corrupt BKF file, you will get several error messages one of them is explained below.
There is no information contained in the file...”
NTBackup utility will not be able to restore your data if BKF files are giving above written error message. This error message will pop up every time when you will try to restore data with NTBackup utility.

Let us read the cause of this Error Message: Above error message comes in two situations as given below:
  1. If you are using two windows operating system with different product keys for creating and restoring backup files.
  2. BKF files are get corrupt, and corrupt BKF files gives above message while restoring. There are number of reasons for BKF file corruption some of them are given here virus infection, operating system malfunction, improper system shutdown, simultaneous execution of Background Intelligent Transfer Service (BITS) while creating backup, installing service pack.
Now, Let us read the solution for it:
Always restore backup files on the same machine on which these backup files are created (should have same product key). BKF recovery software is required to repair corrupt damaged or corrupt BKF files. Several BKF repair software are available on Internet you need to choose that one which is compatible with your computer configuration and requirement.
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Saturday, September 3, 2011

Ways To Repair Damaged BKF Files Due To Improper System Shutdown

Windows data can be corrupt or damaged at any point of time, to protect your valuable data you must take regular backup of data. To insure security of data windows provide an in-build utility called NT Backup, which is present in Windows NT (XP, 2000, 2003) systems. All data is copied as BKF files in the NT backup. On the other hand BKF files sometimes get corrupt. It is due to the abrupt crash, lack of catalog files, the CRC errors. To overcome from data loss situations, you need to use a third party BKF repair tool to repair corrupt BKF files. 

To illustrate this, let's take a scenario where you are trying to add data incrementally in the BKF file, while an abrupt system is get shutdown, this will lead to BKF file corruption. Next time when you trying to open BKF files, you could not do so.
Backup file does not open due to corruption of data. BKF file corruption occurs due to sudden system shutdown, while data backup was in process. Due to corruption in the backup files, It can't be restored again results in data inaccessibility.
First of all you need to create backup of available data and run the NTBackup utility to create a new backup. Windows does not have the option to repair BKF files. So once packed new backup, you should opt for a third-party BKF repair tool for recovery of corrupted data. These tools use the algorithm so that BKF files repairs quickly and rigorously, and scans the damaged area successfully to repair BKF files.
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Monday, August 22, 2011

How to Solve CRC Error of Corrupt BKF File

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To avoid above situation, we suggest you to make a habit of keep a backup of the data which you need frequently. Now, it's almost a blessing that the Windows NT (Server 2003, XP, Server 2000) users have inbuilt option i.e. NTBackup. This utility enables them to backup their valuable data on a regular basis as BKF files. That said, you should take precautions to safeguard the BKF files and otherwise these files can also get corrupt. These files can get corrupt due to various reasons, such as human error, virus infections, interruptions while backing up, power surges, corrupt system files, etc. To repair these files, you must use the methods appropriate.
However, if you are unable to resolve the situation to use a third party BKF repair tool.

Consider a scenario NTBackup utility stored BKF files on network get corrupt.

CRC error is root cause of BKF files get corrupt. The CRC error is an error-checking method in data transmission where a CRC character is produced at the transmission end. The value of this character depends on the hexadecimal value of all 1s in the data block. This check is used to validate the integrity of data blocks. The error occurs if some bytes in the file is lost or overwritten.

To resolve this problem, you should try to create the BKF file, if the data is not lost. However, if you have lost your data then use third-party software to repair BKF files. These are Read-only tools that are able to recover data from BKF files using fast scanning algorithms which are very sophisticated and without modifying the original content.
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Friday, August 19, 2011

How To Solve “Invoice Showing Zero Balance” In QuickBooks

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Are you facing problem while working on quickbooks (a accounting software)? Is your quickbooks does not opening properly? If your answer is “YES” then it may be possibility that your quickbooks is getting corrupt. Actually quickbooks stores all its data inside a database, which have .QBW extension, this database can get corrupt due to virus attack or improperly system shut down.
To overcome from corruption you need to rebuild your quickbooks or use quickbooks repair software.
Here I am describing a quickbooks corruption case in which Invoice showing zero balance while it is paid by costumer.
Scenario: An invoice was created from an estimate. The customer paid the full invoice amount. The payment was received against the invoice and posted to undeposited funds. The deposit was created as usual.
Problem: When we go back into "receive customer payments", the Invoice still shows with the full balance owing. However, if we open the invoice, we can see the payment was applied (bottom right-hand corner of invoice screen shows amount applied and balance = $0 but the Invoice does not have a "Paid" stamp on it). Customer Balance Detail Report shows this Invoice has a zero outstanding balance.
Solution: Customer Balance Detail Report didn't get updated in whole transaction this is root of the above problem and quickbooks database could not able supply data to Customer Balance Detail Report. This is because quickbooks database it getting corrupt. You need to repair .QBW files to overcome from above problem. Use quickbooks rebuild utility to repair corrupt database. If it didn't solve your problem then use Stellar phoenix quickbooks recovery software. It will solve your problem and repair every corrupt .qbw files.
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Tuesday, August 9, 2011

3 Methods To Repair/ Recover Corrupt Word Documents

There are several software utilities, offering to repair damaged Word files. Most of them are commercial, and quality of the work is questionable.
After doing som
e research I found three ways to repair corrupt word files which are described below:

1) Open and Re
pair utility: I have found this little trick to repair Microsoft Word, using the integrated capabilities of Microsoft Word. The method worked perfectly for two files, which are badly corrupt and need to recover formatting. The process was quick, easy and requires no additional software download.

Step 1 - Open Microsoft Word.
Step 2 - Click Fil
e -> Open -> and select the damaged document, highlighting. Do not click on the file because it opens by default.
Step 3 - Click the
arrow on the Open button and select Open and Repair. Please refer to the image below.

2) Use docx2txt damaged (Free Tool): Microsoft Office Word 2007 / 2010 document might be corrupted due to various reasons, two of the most common mistakes that the transfer of data and hard disk crash. Once your documents are damaged then it is very difficult to recover. If you try to open corrupt MS Word file, you receive an error that the file is corrupt. There are two ways to recover files from Word, the first method is to buy word recovery software, and the second method which is free, is given below.

Use Damaged docx2txt to recover Word 2007 documents, this is a free tool.

How to recover document with Damaged Docx2txt?
This tool recovers Word 2007 document by extracting text from it. Just run it, choose File> Open and select the corrupt file. The extracted text would be visible in the main window to save this text, go to File> Save, and then name him. You save all recovered text format. Txt.

3) Use of Open Office: The next option (which usually works) is to open the damaged file in Word Open Office - free office suite that is compatible with Microsoft Word documents. Here's how:
Step 1) Download Open Office - it's completely free. When you download it you will find the file size big so downloading may take some time, it is depending on your internet connection speed.
Step 2) Click the downloaded file to install and follow the installation wizard.
Step 3) In the Open File menu program " Writer" (Go to Start-> Programs-> - openoffice>. Org Writer)
Step 4) Now, using OpenOffice Writer to open the damaged file (File-> Open)
Step 5) Once opened, save it again using File-> Save As and make sure to change the "Save as type" menu of Microsoft Word 97/2000/XP (or the version you have.)
Step 6) Open the recovered file in Word.

Now you can use any of above method to recover or repair corrupt word file. But if above methods doesn't work for you then you need to use some advance word recovery software.
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