Recovering a corrupted file

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Recovering a corrupted file

Postby lindenwolf » Sat May 19, 2018 5:11 am

My computer crashed while I had an .ods file open. It is now corrupted. I have read previous entries and not had any luck with the suggestions to update to the latest version, rename a copy as a zip file, find a temp file to recover from, and the backup directory is empty. The only backup I can find is ancient and I'd like to recover if at all possible.
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Re: Recovering a corrupted file

Postby robleyd » Sat May 19, 2018 5:20 am

What are the symptoms of the corruption, as the solution will vary? If you get something like Format error discovered in sub-document try the solution in [Tutorial] Format error discovered in sub-document if you are confident with trying that: else upload the file and someone will try and recover it for you - [Forum] How to attach a document here Note maximum file size is 128K. If your file is larger, use a file sharing site such as Mediafire and post the link here. The link also contains information on how to anonymise your document if it contains confidential information.

If you get a Text Import box, try to recover temporary or backup files as described in [Tutorial] The Dreaded Pound Signs: file reduced to ####; advice is similar for Writer and Calc files.
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Re: Recovering a corrupted file

Postby lindenwolf » Sat May 19, 2018 5:43 am

I am getting all pound signs.
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CheckingBalance.ods
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Re: Recovering a corrupted file

Postby robleyd » Sat May 19, 2018 5:49 am

There is nothing in the file - no recoverable data at all. You will need to follow the steps in the tutorial The Dreaded Pound Signs: file reduced to #### which I linked above.
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