Have you still got them on the original computer? Copying them again from the original computer may be the best way to get them back.
You should certainly NEVER work WORD directly with any type of removable media: always save to the local HDD and then COPY to and from the flash drive.
One problem with flash drives when you copy across data is that Windows does a bit of write caching, and although Windows Explorer may show the file copy as complete, data writing to the flash drive from the cache may still be in progress.
So always wait
until the flash drive has stopped winking its activity led before pulling it from the computer.
Terry Farrell - MSWord MVP
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Not sure what I did wrong, but: I wrote a number of documents on a computer running XP professional/ Windows 2010 Beta, copied them to a thumb drive and then installed them on my laptop running Windows 7/Office 2007. Now when I go to open up any of these
documents, they open and reveal between 28 to 58 blank pages! What did I do wrong? and how can I rescue all of these documents?
Use the System File Checker tool to repair - 28 (plus) Blank pages in Windows 7 Word 2007
sfc is a utility in Windows that allows users to scan for corruptions in Windows system files and restore corrupted files. This article describes how to run the System File Checker tool (SFC.exe) to scan your system files and to repair missing or corrupted system files. If a Windows Resource Protection (WRP) file is missing or is corrupted, Windows may not behave as expected. For example, some Windows functions may not work, or Windows may crash.
If You are Running Windows 8.1 or Windows 8
- Open an elevated command prompt. To do this, follow these steps:
- Swipe in from the right edge of the screen, and then tap Search. Or, if you are using a mouse, point to the lower-right corner of the screen, and then click Search. Type Command Prompt in the Search box, right-click Command Prompt, and then click Run as administrator. If you are prompted for an administrator password or for a confirmation, type the password, or click Allow.
For Windows 7, Windows 10, or Windows Vista
After the process is finished, you may receive one of the following messages:
- To do this, click Start, type Command Prompt or cmd in the Search box, right-click Command Prompt, and then click Run as administrator. If you are prompted for an administrator password or for a confirmation, type the password, or press Allow.
- At the command prompt, type the following command, and then press ENTER:
- sfc /scannow
- The sfc /scannow command will scan all protected system files, and replace corrupted files with a cached copy that is located in a compressed folder at %WinDir%\System32\dllcache.
- The %WinDir% placeholder represents the Windows operating system folder. For example, C:\Windows.
- Attention please: Do not close this Command Prompt window until the verification is 100% complete. The scan results will be shown after this process is finished.
- Windows Resource Protection did not find any integrity violations.
- This means that you do not have any missing or corrupted system files.
System Restore - 28 (plus) Blank pages in Windows 7 Word 2007
System Restore can return your PC's system files and programs to a time when everything was working fine, potentially preventing hours of troubleshooting headaches. It won't affect your documents, pictures, or other data. Please back up important changes(files, documents) before you perform system restore.