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Locking?

Postby skysky » Thu Nov 10, 2011 12:13 am

I'm sorry if this has been asked before, but I haven't seen it yet and I'm pretty new. Today my computer caught the System Security 2012 virus and shut my libreoffice down. I was able to save it before it did, but when I finally got rid of the virus, I tried opening my document. It brings up 'filter options', then tells me it's "locked by unknown user." I click 'read only" the other option and it's just a bunch of "####". Is there a way to fix this?

Thanks in advance.

EDIT: I figured out how to unlock the file. After finding out how to show hidden files, I was able to delete the ~lock.odt file. However, the "###" still remains. Is there anyway to fix that? Or is that file pretty much done for?
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Re: Locking?

Postby Greengiant224 » Thu Nov 10, 2011 12:25 am

skysky asked:
I click 'read only" the other option and it's just a bunch of "####". Is there a way to fix this?


Looks like your file is corrupted beyond repair. Do you have a backup copy somewhere?

Search this forum for corrupted files there have been quite a few recently.

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Re: Locking?

Postby Hagar Delest » Thu Nov 10, 2011 9:17 am

Sadly, nothing to do, it may be the same as that one: 22 page term paper replaced with pound signs.

Check the temporary folder of the system (see in OOo Tools>Options>OOo>Paths). If there are folders like sgmlf.tmp with a file having the same name inside, make a copy of that file, rename it in .odt and cross your fingers.
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Else, nothing to do I fear.

This is rather worrying, it's the first time I hear about this issue with LibO...
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Re: Locking?

Postby skysky » Thu Nov 10, 2011 9:37 pm

Greengiant224 wrote:skysky asked:
I click 'read only" the other option and it's just a bunch of "####". Is there a way to fix this?


Looks like your file is corrupted beyond repair. Do you have a backup copy somewhere?

Search this forum for corrupted files there have been quite a few recently.

Greengiant224



Hagar Delest wrote:Sadly, nothing to do, it may be the same as that one: 22 page term paper replaced with pound signs.

Check the temporary folder of the system (see in OOo Tools>Options>OOo>Paths). If there are folders like sgmlf.tmp with a file having the same name inside, make a copy of that file, rename it in .odt and cross your fingers.
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Else, nothing to do I fear.

This is rather worrying, it's the first time I hear about this issue with LibO...


I checked, there's nothing. And thanks for the link, thats exactly what happened to me. Luckily, it was only a two-page paper instead of a 22-page paper, so I'm not too worried about it (Geeze, loosing a 22 page paper would kill me). It teaches me to start saving, anyway.

Thanks guys!
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