Hashes after a document recovery

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Hashes after a document recovery

Postby Lenkacz » Fri Mar 18, 2011 2:16 am

Hello,

I have been working on a document when my computer crashed. I haven't had checked the option for autobackup, however I was making ctrl+s backups very often. After the restart I wanted to open the document and there was a note if I want to recover the document, I clicked yes, which was probably a mistake. After that there was a note asking me for settings of ASCII filter (I used the default settings) and the document opened, but there were only hashes and nonsense symbols.

I tried to find backups in the home/user/openoffice/3/backups directory, but there are none. I suppose it is because there were no autobackups, but I wonder where my manual backup files are.

Is there any help?

Thanks in advance,
Lenka
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Re: hashes after a document recovery

Postby therabi » Fri Mar 18, 2011 4:02 am

Using Ctrl+S only saves the file, not make a backup. Sad to say your out of luck, the file is corrupted and no way that I have heard of to fix it.
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Re: hashes after a document recovery

Postby Lenkacz » Fri Mar 18, 2011 11:14 am

Thanks for a quck reply,

I will start again
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Re: Hashes after a document recovery

Postby Hagar Delest » Fri Mar 18, 2011 2:45 pm

Sadly, you're not alone, see: 22 pages term paper replaced with pound signs.

Check also 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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