From Nucleus Technologies:
Kernel for Word is an advanced tool designed to repair MS Word .DOC and .DOCX files that has gone damaged due to various physical and logical reasons. Nucleus Kernel for Word extracts text even from heavily damaged *.DOC files and never deletes from disk, writes to, or modifies the original document files when performs any operation including Microsoft Word document recovery. At the time of repairing the selected files, the software creates a folder named REC at the specified location. There, the software creates a folder corresponding to every Word file selected for repairing. Inside every such folder, the software creates two Word files (one in text format and another in the original format of the file) and another folder for holding media objects and photos.