We're just ordinary users, like you.
When things go this badly south I would try exporting each story to InDesign Tagged Text (and if that also fails, Try RTF), then place the exported stories into a new file.
When all else fails, there's markzware: Bad InDesign or Quark File Recovery Submission Form
Thanks man. I think i should go to *Markzware. Do they recover and fix this
asap? The problem i might have is they might need cash upfront when it's
not guranteed to pull a rabbit off the hat.
There's a non-refundable take-in fee, but no sharge otherwise if they are not able to recover the file. The whole thing is expalined in the linked page.
i will get in touch with these guys. I am desperate. I hope they will be
quick in responding. Thanks for the efficiency & effectiveness.