Find in Files and Replace- Affected files cannot be opened.



  • I used the Find in Files and replace feature to replace a section of text in some files. The affected files can no longer be opened with a standard text editor.

    How do I fix this without opening every single one and exporting it again?

    “Word experienced an error trying to open the file. Try these steps:” Blah blah blah.



  • to replace a section of text in some files

    What kind of files?

    can no longer be opened with a standard text editor

    Not sure what you mean? Can’t notepad++ open them?

    Word experienced an error trying to open the file.

    If you did a find/replace on Word documents then yeah you are going to screw them up.



  • Yes, I did a find/replace on .doc documents.

    I am glad I didn’t do more files.

    I am able to recover them individually by restoring a previous version. Is there any other fix ye know of that may be faster?



  • Is there any other fix ye know of that may be faster?

    Nope.


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