Many people may ever encounter such a condition: when you try to open some files on your computer, some of them cannot be opened or you will see some errors when you try to open them. When the problem happens, it means that there are some corrupted files on your computer. Different from other common files, these corrupted files may crash your drive and even lead to loss of valuable data! Due to the serious outcomes lead by corrupted files, you'd better handle these corrupted files as soon as possible, for example, you can either recover them or delete them. However, in some cases, you may find it difficult to recover these corrupted files.

If you ever searched the Internet to find methods to handle these corrupted files, you can find many different options. You should find the simplest method is to reboot your computer and then delete these corrupted files later. In the Internet, you can also find many free unlocker tools that can help you. In the following passages, you can learn about reasons why your files become corrupted, how to recover corrupted files and how to delete corrupted files one by one.

Reasons that Lead to Corrupted Files

There are many reasons that may lead to your files become corrupted. Here are some typical ones for you:

  • 1. Loss of power or other power related issues;
  • 2. Eject storage media, such as hard drives, before they are disconnected from computer safely;
  • 3. Software used to create or manipulate the files are defected by malware;
  • 4. Improper way to handle your computer and even lead to hard restart;
  • 5. Shutdown your computer improperly, for example, you force shut down your computer or due to power restart.

Luckily, your corrupted files can be recovered or fixed with help of some tools. With help of Word, you can try to open them in two methods: the first one is Open and Repair, and the second one is to open with Text Recovery Converter. Once you find your files are corrupted, you can try Word first with any option.

However, since Word is only professional in office processing, it is quite possible that you cannot open your corrupted files with Word. In the condition, you can turn to other alternatives, such as the Recuva Recovery, the Wondershare Data Recovery, etc. Here, you can download free trial version of the program to have a try and check whether you can open your files well.

Recover Corrupted Files with Wondershare Data Recovery

In this part, you can learn how to use the program Wondershare Data Recovery to recover corrupted files step by step. Just follow the steps to learn more.


Step 1. Select Recovery Mode

To start with, you need to download the program Wondershare Data Recovery in the site now and install it on your computer by following the wizard. Then just launch it by double clicking to bring up the primary window. In the window, you will see four recovery modes; just choose the one you need according to your condition to continue. Automatically, the program will guide you to Wizard recovery mode.


Step 2. Choose File Types to Be Recovered

Now, you will see a new window that asks you to select types of files you want to recover. You are provided file types such as Photo/Graphic, MP3/Audio, Video, Office Document and Email. If you want to recover all them, just tick off the last option All File Types to continue, then just click on the button Next in the bottom right of the window to continue.


Step 3. Locate the Files to Recover

In the step, you need to identify the folders or location that you lost your files or want to recover corrupted files. If you just have no idea about where the files exist, you can choose Computer so that the program can scan for your files.


Step 4. Scan for Lost Files Automatically

In the new window, you can see two options: Enable Deep Scan and Enable Raw File Recovery. Here we suggest you to choose the first one so that the program can recover your lost files and corrupted files. Then click on Start button to continue. Since the time you need to wait varies according to the number of files you need to recover, please wait patiently.


Step 5. Preview and Recover Lost Files

A few minutes later, the program will display the scan result in the window. You can now check and scan the files and find whether they are the ones you want to get back. In addition, you can filter the scan results and allow quick search on the files. After the preview, just click on Recover so that the program will recover corrupted files for you.

Among all alternatives through the Internet, Wondershare Data Recovery is a very professional recovery tool that can recover corrupted files with high probability. You should know that only files have not been overwritten can be recovered through the program. Thus, you should stop using your computer once you find important files are lost.

Search and Delete Corrupted Files (if they cannot be repaired)

Step 1. Delete Files and Remove Folders

If your corrupted files cannot be recovered, you'd better delete them to ensure safety of your important data. Remove all files in the folder with locked files and delete folder with immovable files after you have moved the other files manually. Please note that the immovable files are the corrupted files.


Step 2. Close Windows Explorer

In some condition, the folders just cannot be deleted. To handle the case, you are suggested to close the Windows Explorer by starting Task Manager and Select Task manager from the menu.


Step 3. End the task

Now, you can preview the programs that run in your Windows Explorer and select End Task from the given options.


Step 4. Restart Computer

At last, after you end the task, you need to restart your computer so that the former effort will be applied.


Things You Should Know to Handle Corrupted Files

  • 1) When your corrupted files have a low probability to be recovered, delete such data with harsh sum or check sum which is mainly used for deleting errors. In addition to turning to the program, you can also correct it by using error correcting codes.
  • 2) If the corrupted files are very important to you, you'd better try to fix the issue and recover them instead of removing them.
  • 3) To avoid losing your important files, you'd better make a backup, especially the corrupted of files is due to a bug in the computer.