1. Home
  2. Internet

Corrupt A Document To Buy More Time [Life Hacks]

Are you working on a thesis or a research paper and the deadline has approached? Or perhaps you are late for the report that was to be submitted to your manager? Most professors and company managers ask to email them the document, which you can do even if it is incomplete, by corrupting it with Document Corrupter.

Upon opening it, an error message will be shown. When asked about it, simply respond by saying that it mustn’t have uploaded properly, therefore the corrupt document. Before uploading the correct document, you will have plenty of time in-between (probably a day more) to work on completing the document before submitting it again.

Document Corrupter is an online service for quickly corrupting a Word document in .doc format. It supports both .doc and .docx formats. Once uploaded for corruption, it will provide a link to the corrupted document which you can download.

Important Note: Do NOT save the corrupt document in the same folder as the original source because it could overwrite the original document. You have been warned.

Document Corrupter

For those curious to know what an error message looks like, see screenshot below.

Word Corrupt Open

There is another option – Shuffle the pieces, which when checked, will make it 100%  impossible to recover the document but will not produce a nice error message, according to the developer.

Document Corrupter


  1. Wow, can’t even believe I just found this. I’ve been sending “corrupted files” to my teachers for years! Sometimes I get so busy with work that I can’t quite make the deadlines for papers. By the time the fiasco is sorted out (aka the day it takes for me to resend a working file), the paper is completed and I lose no points!

  2. Ha ha, dorks! Teachers and Professors read these “tips” too! 🙂 Good luck in life if you can’t even write a paper.

  3. Or, just open Paint, make some stupid thing that will give it some size, save it as the title of the project (Cars .docx(For Microsoft Office)) and have teacher open it. 

  4. Some people take themselves far too seriously. The headline caught my eye and I for one found it in entertaining concept which I hope never to need. 🙂

  5. This is probably one of the worst tips I have ever seen. The blurb describing it was pathetic also, no-one in their right mind would do such a thing, merely get it finished in time beforehand.

    Thank you addictive tips for a useless post!

    • We are not encouraging users to be late in their work but if they are caught off-guard and are late for some reason, this service could save their ass. We should have clarified in the post.

      Every service has it’s upsides and downsides, it might be a useless post but will come handy for users who want to test their “Corrupt Document Recovery” software.

      This post was also supposed to be taken as a light humor joke.

    • Complete work on time. That should be your priority. I found this service recently and reviewed it in case someone finds it useful. It is not intended for everyone.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.