How do I repair my WordPerfect® data file?

The steps below describe how to repair a .DAT file in WordPerfect®

  1. Open WordPerfect® choose tools and from the drop down choose merge.
  2. Choose document and from the drop down choose create data file.
  3. Add a field name and don't place any entries in.
  4. Choose OK and save the file.Open a blank document.
  5. Open up your dat file.
  6. Copy the entire contents of the dat file.
  7. Open up the new dat file you created.
  8. Paste into the new dat file. This will paste in all your records.
  9. Go back to the top of the dat file and remove the field you created for the new dat file resave the file.


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