Open Office files are zipped collections of xml files. The text/data is usually contained in a sub-file called content.xml. This program accesses that file and extracts the text/data. It can also attempt a full recovery with another method.
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This program will extract the text even from damaged or corrupted Word 2007 docx files. It succeeds at doing so where Word 2007 itself fails to salvage text. The program is coded in Perl/Tk with a GUI interface.
Savvy Repair for Microsoft Office, tries four methods for repair or recovery from corruption of Word DOCX, Excel XLSX and PowerPoint PPTX files. Each method starts with the repair of the zip structure.
Finds first XML error, then truncates a configurable number of characters before the error and using the great xmllint, recovers the salvageable part of the file by automatically adding the correct end tags.
Starting with Windows Vista, users can recover previous versions of files by right clicking on them in Explorer and choosing Restore Previous Versions. This feature however is hidden in Vista Home and all Windows 8. This program reveals those files.
Corrupt Office Extractor is a GUI power house piece of software for recovering data and text from corrupt MS Office 2007-2013 format files. It has abilities to fix the zip structure of these files, edit the xml and recover images.