Recovering an OpenOffice.org file

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Recovering an OpenOffice.org file

Postby Chape » Fri May 20, 2011 12:47 am

I was working on a document which I had been saving for some time as .doc in OpenOffice 3.1 and when I pressed SAVE, my computer or Windows 7 crashed, the screen turned blue and my computer restarted. When I openened Windows again I tried to open my file, the Recovery screen appeared but when I start the recovery it says Recovery Incorrect. Then I press NEXT and the options of ASCII FIlters show up, I just press OK and the file opens, but full of "#".

So, IS THERE ANY WAY I CAN RECOVER MY DATA? I might just kill myself if not :(

Thnxs!
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Re: Recovering an OpenOffice file

Postby thomasjk » Fri May 20, 2011 1:15 am

Search for filename.bak which will be located in the user profile in the Backup folder if you have selected Always Create Backup Copy under Tools -> Options -> Load/Save -> General
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Re: Recovering an OpenOffice file

Postby Chape » Fri May 20, 2011 2:00 am

HAVEN'T :(

I ve selected that option now...
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Re: Recovering an OpenOffice file

Postby therabi » Fri May 20, 2011 2:36 am

A better option is to save a copy to more than one location. If you depend on the auto backup you maybe disappointed.
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Re: Recovering an OpenOffice.org file

Postby Hagar Delest » Fri May 20, 2011 9:18 am

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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Re: Recovering an OpenOffice.org file

Postby malorimer » Mon Jun 13, 2011 8:54 pm

I was opening the file, and my computer locked up. I was reading on here and tried some different stuff. I thought it was hopeless.
In Windows 7 What I found to work was:
Goto the File location - Right Click On The File > Restore Previous Session .... Windows searched for a bit and Then found files from the last time I saved it.

Praise the Lord! :bravo: :bravo: :bravo: :bravo: :bravo: :bravo:
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Re: Recovering an OpenOffice.org file

Postby Bill » Mon Jun 13, 2011 10:16 pm

malorimer wrote:I was opening the file, and my computer locked up. I was reading on here and tried some different stuff. I thought it was hopeless.
In Windows 7 What I found to work was:
Goto the File location - Right Click On The File > Restore Previous Session .... Windows searched for a bit and Then found files from the last time I saved it.

Praise the Lord! :bravo: :bravo: :bravo: :bravo: :bravo: :bravo:

Should work for Vista Business and Vista Ultimate, too. For Vista Home, use Shadow Explorer:

Recover Files with Shadow Copies on Any Version of Windows Vista
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