If you get the "file has been damaged" or the "this is a corrupt PDF" error messages while opening a PDF file with the PDF reader program, that means this PDF file is corrupted and cannot be opened. Corrupt PDF Viewer is a small utility that enables users to open and view damaged PDF files on Windows instantly.
Unlike other PDF repair tools only fix and recover damaged PDFs, Corrupt PDF Viewer can open and display corrupt PDF content directly like opening a regular PDF file. It also enables you to save the content to a new undamaged PDF File, which could be viewed by other PDF readers or web browsers. Besides, Corrupt PDF Viewer supports exporting repaired PDF pages to images, or printing them to printers.
If you want to open a damaged PDF file and view the content, please follow these steps below:
(If you need a damaged PDF file for testing, you can download the corrupt PDF sample file - a broken manual eBook. The original manual eBook contains more than 30 pages, but this sample corrupt file is damaged and only has about 70 KB data, but it could still be opened and read more than 17 pages by Corrupt PDF Viewer.)
Besides opening corrupt PDF files and rendering the content, Corrupt PDF Viewer can also fix these files and save to new PDFs which can be opened with standard PDF readers or web browsers.
(Download the corrupt PDF sample file - a small broken manual PDF from SoX)