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Corrupted file

Postby filippo » Fri Feb 24, 2017 2:15 am

Hi everybody

a text file in .odt format which I was working on got corrupted;..
anyone could tell me if I can recover something from this file ?
The file is attached to the present message

thanks a lot,

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Re: Corrupted file

Postby thomasjk » Fri Feb 24, 2017 5:49 am

The document is mostly ################ a strong indication that is completely corrupted. Hopefully you have a backup copy.
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Re: Corrupted file

Postby RusselB » Fri Feb 24, 2017 6:32 am

Attempting to open the file using my compression program returned an "Unexpected End Of File marker" message.
Looking at the contents of the compressed file, I noted that the contents.xml file is missing.
This is the file that actually contains your data. thus the .odt you uploaded is unrepairable, as the information needed for the repair is missing.
I have to reiterate thomasjk's comment about hoping that you have a back-up.
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Re: Corrupted file

Postby robleyd » Fri Feb 24, 2017 6:34 am

I'm sorry but I find nothing salvageable in that file. The file seemed to be produced on a Mac so it might be worth downloading Photorec to try and recover any temp versions of the file.

This post may have some helpful information - also this post
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Re: Corrupted file

Postby filippo » Fri Feb 24, 2017 1:49 pm

Thanks a lot for your suggestions,

How does Photorec works?
I used to save the text file while writing but I don't have a back up copy;

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Re: Corrupted file

Postby robleyd » Fri Feb 24, 2017 1:59 pm

Photorec can recover deleted files - there may be temporary versions of your document; more information in the links I provided and at the photorec site I linked to.

If you decide to try, please do it quickly lest the temporary files be over-written.
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Re: Corrupted file

Postby acknak » Fri Feb 24, 2017 2:51 pm

This may be helpfui:
[Tutorial] How to find and un-delete Writer temporary files
https://forum.openoffice.org/en/forum/v ... 71&t=85038
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