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Problem with .odt file, can't see its content

Postby taseta » Tue Aug 03, 2010 5:33 pm

Hi!, I have a problem with an .odt file, when I try to open it I can only see pounds (#). I've created this file with Open Office, last time I opened it showed me that (########....).

I tried to change its extention to .zip and open it with Total Commander but I couldn't unzip it, I was trying to reach "content.xml".

I would appreciate your help very very much. That file has 25 pages of my work :(, I leave it here.

THANKS FOR EVERYTHING

P.D. Sorry about my English.
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Re: PROBLEM WITH .ODT FILE, CAN'T SEE ITS CONTENT

Postby acknak » Tue Aug 03, 2010 5:39 pm

Sorry, your file is broken--there is no information in it to be recovered; it contains nothing but zeros.

You'll need to go to your last backup copy of the document.

By the way, what system are you working on? Mac OS X, I presume?
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Re: PROBLEM WITH .ODT FILE, CAN'T SEE ITS CONTENT

Postby RoryOF » Tue Aug 03, 2010 5:40 pm

Nothing there, sorry!

Did something happen as you were saving the file? Were you working to a USB stick?
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Re: PROBLEM WITH .ODT FILE, CAN'T SEE ITS CONTENT

Postby taseta » Tue Aug 03, 2010 5:57 pm

Hi!, I don't know what happened, don't remember anything special when I was saving it.

Yes, right now I'm using Mac OS X (at work), but I was working with Windows 7 at that moment.

Thanks for your time :(.
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Re: PROBLEM WITH .ODT FILE, CAN'T SEE ITS CONTENT

Postby taseta » Tue Aug 03, 2010 6:05 pm

I'm not an expert as you could see jeje..., is there a file in my PC where I can search my last back up copy?
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Re: Problem with .odt file, can't see its content

Postby Hagar Delest » Tue Aug 03, 2010 6:05 pm

We hadn't seen it for some time. See that thread: 22 pages term paper replaced with pound signs.

You should add in your signature what OS you use.
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Re: Problem with .odt file, can't see its content

Postby acknak » Tue Aug 03, 2010 6:13 pm

... I was working with Windows 7 at that moment.

Ok, that's why I asked.

As far as I can remember, files with this kind of "zero content" have only been reported by Windows users--but, of course, there are a lot more Windows users than Mac or Linux, so it may be a coincidence.
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Re: Problem with .odt file, can't see its content

Postby Hagar Delest » Tue Aug 03, 2010 6:18 pm

No, there are a couple of Mac and GNU/Linux users sadly (the complete list here). But 90% Windows users.
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Re: Problem with .odt file, can't see its content

Postby taseta » Tue Aug 03, 2010 6:21 pm

I tried to do that, the problem is that I can't even unzip it, I tried with Total Commander. :(


And I don't use this Mac always, I'm out of home... I have windows 7. I created, saved and opened that file with Windows 7, forget about this Mac :)
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Re: Problem with .odt file, can't see its content

Postby Hagar Delest » Tue Aug 03, 2010 6:26 pm

Anyway, you can't put very much in a 1KB file! Note that .odt is already a zipped file.

Your only hope is to find a backup in the OOo profile (see [Tutorial] The OOo user profile). Or another version you would have saved before.
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Re: Problem with .odt file, can't see its content

Postby acknak » Tue Aug 03, 2010 6:29 pm

Right. You can't do anything with it because the file contains nothing but zeros. There is no usable information in the file.

Hagar de l'Est wrote:... sadly (the complete list here).

Well, there's my memory for you again. Great list, BTW. I'll have to make a note of that!
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Re: Problem with .odt file, can't see its content

Postby taseta » Tue Aug 03, 2010 6:39 pm

1Kb file? mine has 47 kb, I load it again open it please! :)
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Re: Problem with .odt file, can't see its content

Postby RoryOF » Tue Aug 03, 2010 6:56 pm

It is being reported as an "incomplete archive", unmountable. Someone else using different tools may get further, but not very much further. look for a perez.bak file, or start rewriting.
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Re: Problem with .odt file, can't see its content

Postby taseta » Tue Aug 03, 2010 6:59 pm

thank you
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