Corrupted word doc - document.xml corrupted

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    Word document containing full semester uni work of my friend. She had NO backups and file was kept on USB key (hard to believe but true).

    I have tried a number of recovery tools including onlinerecovery.com, DataNumen, Corrupt Docx etc. They all fail.

    I tried renaming as .zip and extracting the document.xml - no luck.

    tried hex editor to see if I could see any text - nothing.

    I'm not interested in recovering the images in the file (got those ok). Just need the text if possible. (or point me to tools which might work?)

    Thank you very much.
     
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    MIG-31 Old time Member.. Staff Member

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    I will give this a couple of days and will no doubt have a new user appear with a Shareware Solution to this. o_O

    Another thread to watch out for.. (These are getting tedious)
     
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    Just curious.... considering the new method of posting stuff like this.... wasn't there an implementation in which a post count restriction was put in place for users .... requiring them to have say 10 posts before they could make a new thread?
     
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    Anyone could start a thread, but there were a 10 post limitation on links being used within a post.
     
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    See this site for help...

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    The DOCX file format is just a collection of XML based layout files and other files like images packaged into one using standard "zip" compression.

    The Word document does not open in Word and only shows a generic error on my Win7 SP1 PC with Office 2003 plus the Office 2007-2010-2013 file format converter installed.
    Here's the details of the web page error I get when I view the extracted "document.xml" in the "XML Editor" that is part of MS Office and opens it with color-coded tagging and properly indented lines within Internet Explorer.

    Message: An invalid character was found inside an entity reference.
    Line: 2
    Char: 1584323
    Code: 0
    URI: file:///C:/Documents and Settings/Bill/My Documents/Downloads/Reflective-Journal-Submission-/word/document.xml
    The XML page cannot be displayed
    Cannot view XML input using XSL style sheet. Please correct the error and then click the Refresh button, or try again later.
    When I scroll to the end I see this where it is unable to display any more:

    An invalid character was found inside an entity reference. Error processing resource 'file:///C:/Documents and Settings/Bil...
    <w:b/><w:bCs/><w:sz w:val="52"/><w:szCs w:val="52"/></w:rPr><w:tab/></w:r><w:r ...
     
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    And what a surprise yet another one time poster with a shareware solution...

    Thread Closed again. (This is just an advertising tactic)

    Both users (Bots Banned)
     
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