Method to Troubleshoot Word Found Unreadable Content Error
Are you having problems while opening a document in word and getting error messages? Is your word application is having issues reading a content? Microsoft word is an excellent word processing application where you can create, modify, alter a document according to your desire. But as you know that there are several things or issues that can easily corrupt a docx file very badly leaving you in a complete mess. In such conditions where a doc file is hit by corruption, it starts showing abnormal behavior.
For instance, suppose you have word 2010 and one day while you try to open a document in the application, you get an error message like this in return.
"docx cannot be opened because there are problems with the content" accompanied by
“Word found unreadable content in Normal. Do you want to recover the contents of this document? If you trust the source of this document, click Yes”.
These error messages mentioned here are the results of a corrupt word application. Such messages pop up when you try to open docx file and you are not allowed to do so or you are blocked from getting into. Word file corruption is an unfortunate situation which can be prevented but not completely. Issues like virus, bugs, application malfunction, abnormal system shutdown when a document is being modified are some of the reasons which can easily make a word file corrupt due to which you face word found unreadable content error.
How to Resolve
In order to dissolve this very problem of corruption and make the document accessible and readable again, you need to use the inbuilt Open and Repair feature in Word provided by Microsoft. In order to do that click on File menu followed by Open option. In Open dialog box, browse to that particular document that is unreadable or corrupt and then choose Open and Repair option to fix the file.
Open the file to make sure you are not getting word found unreadable content error. Still there? Don't sweat, get back the data of that particular file from a recent valid backup. In the event you do not have a valid backup, then you can repair the document easily with third party docx repair tool.