The File is Damaged and Could not be Repaired Error: Here are Fixes

The File is Damaged and Could not be Repaired Error: Here are Fixes

Mar 10, 2021, 9:27:21 AM Tech and Science

Adobe is the creator of PDF. As the name depicts, it is one of the best file formats to import and export documents. PDF is compatible on all kinds of Desktop operating systems if it is Windows, Linux, or Mac OSX. While attempting to launch a PDF file, you are getting an error stating, “The file is damaged and could not be repaired.” Numerous users have reported about this issue and also raised their queries on how to repair it. This error may happen due to many reasons. In this blog, we are going to explain the reasons for the appearance of this error. We will also explain the best possible resolutions for this error.


Reinstall the Adobe Acrobat


To reinstall the Adobe Acrobat, follow these on-screen instructions given below:


  1. Invoke the Run accessory, press the Win and R hotkeys combination on the keyboard.
  2. Thereafter, input ‘appwiz.cpl’ into it and hit the Enter key to launch the ‘Programs and Features’ screen.
  3. You should click on the ‘Adobe Acrobat Reader’ program.
  4. Then hit the Uninstall button.
  5. Later, hit the Yes button to verify and uninstall the program.
  6. You should reboot the Windows after uninstalling Adobe Acrobat.
  7. Now, press the ‘Install Now’ button over the adobe Acrobat DC’s page to install the program again.


Fix the PDF File


To fix the PDF file, follow these on-screen instructions given below:


  1. At first, download the Stellar Repair for PDF and install it on your device.
  2. You should run the software.
  3. Then choose the ‘Add File’ button.
  4. You have to pick the file of PDF you require to fix.
  5. Later, hit the Repair button.
  6. Now, check the PDFs to look at whether the procedure was successful.


Fix Adobe Acrobat


To fix Adobe Acrobat, follow these on-screen instructions given below:


  1. Invoke the Run accessory, press the Win and R hotkeys combination on the keyboard.
  2. Afterward, insert ‘appwiz.cpl’ into it and hit the OK button to invoke the uninstaller inside the Control Panel.
  3. You should click on the ‘Adobe Acrobat Reader’ option and hit the button of Change.
  4. Later, pick the option of ‘Repair installation errors in the program’ over the screen.
  5. You have to hit the button of Next.
  6. Finally, reboot the Windows after fixing Adobe Acrobat.


Clear Temporary Browser Files


To clear temporary browser files, follow these on-screen instructions given below:


  1. Once again, launch the Run accessory by pressing the Win and R hotkeys combination on the keyboard.
  2. Thereafter, type ‘inetcpl.cpl’ into it and hit the OK button to launch the screen.
  3. You should hit the button of Delete over the tab of General to invoke the screen.
  4. Later, choose every checkbox over that screen.
  5. Now, hold the button of Delete to remove the temporary files of IE.


Re-download the PDF


In case the file is corrupted and could not be fixed, the error only appears for fresh particular PDF docs; attempt downloading the file once again. Those files likely got damaged once downloading. So, remove the default PDF docs and download them once more.


Published by Elisa Wilson

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