Loss of file

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Loss of file

Postby Woodworker » Mon Feb 20, 2012 6:24 am

On recalling a file of a monthly Nesletter I write I was confronted with pages and pages of just hashes (160 pages compared with teh original 8) but with file sizes the same (+/-900Kb). What did I do and is the original file recoverable? Please help!!
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Re: Loss of file

Postby Hagar Delest » Mon Feb 20, 2012 11:18 am

Hi and welcome to the forum!

Sadly, nothing to do: 22 page term paper replaced with pound signs.
But for several files at once, that's rather strange. Were all the files opened at the same time? Any special event (power failure, ...)?

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.

Else, nothing to do I fear.

If you're still running 3.1 then upgrade to latest 3.3.0, there much fewer reports of this kind since 3.3. What version of Windows by the way?
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Re: Loss of file

Postby Woodworker » Mon Feb 20, 2012 11:49 am

Thank you for your prompt reply.
Sorry, there may be a misunderstanding. Only a single file was affected.
Windows version is WindowscXP.
Will update Open Office and follow your suggested path.
Will start again to write Newsletter!
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Re: Loss of file

Postby Hagar Delest » Mon Feb 20, 2012 12:34 pm

Sorry, I've copied and pasted a message from another topic and hadn't noticed it was talking about several files. But problem is the same.
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Re: Loss of file

Postby Woodworker » Tue Feb 21, 2012 5:59 am

Just to let you know. File unrecoverable - no temp file.
Cause of loss - poer cut during proicess of saving file!
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Re: Loss of file

Postby PGAGA » Tue Feb 21, 2012 6:14 am

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

I assume that you also did not have the auto backup turned on.

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