[Solved] File corrupted showing symbols: #####

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[Solved] File corrupted showing symbols: #####

Postby flusso » Mon Nov 12, 2012 2:26 pm

Please i'm desperate i spent all my last week in writing this essay now corrupted. I read there are solutions in this forum but i can't succeed. It's really important for me. I'm dismay and sad. The deadline for the work is tomorrow so now i haven't solutions but the despair. Please if there are people who can help me, who can repair this file, i will be grateful for life
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Re: File corrupted showing symbols: #####

Postby acknak » Mon Nov 12, 2012 3:41 pm

Sorry, your file contains no recoverable data--it's all zeros.
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Re: File corrupted showing symbols: #####

Postby flusso » Mon Nov 12, 2012 4:01 pm

so there is nothing to do? ç__ç
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Re: File corrupted showing symbols: #####

Postby acknak » Mon Nov 12, 2012 4:24 pm

Re-type the file or recover from your last backup copy. Sorry.
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Re: File corrupted showing symbols: #####

Postby Hagar Delest » Mon Nov 12, 2012 4:36 pm

Sadly, quite nothing to do, see: 22 pages term paper replaced with pound signs.
Any power shortage for example? It's a common root cause of such problem.

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, I hope you had a backup (or a copy in a mailbox)...

I think there are less reports about such problems, do you confirm you were using AOO 3.4.1? That would be the first case.

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3rd topic about that problem within 2 days, after a long period without any problem.
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Re: File corrupted showing symbols: #####

Postby flusso » Mon Nov 12, 2012 4:40 pm

i tried the backup, but it doesn't "backup" documents in the process
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Re: File corrupted showing symbols: #####

Postby flusso » Mon Nov 12, 2012 4:43 pm

actually i updated OO after, trying to fix the problem. I used this website to count words just yesterday http://www.focus.it/fileflash/script/conta_parole.html but i think it doesn't matter
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Re: File corrupted showing symbols: #####

Postby Hagar Delest » Mon Nov 12, 2012 4:52 pm

What was the version used at last save?
No, I can't see how word count would have corrupted the file.
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Re: File corrupted showing symbols: #####

Postby flusso » Mon Nov 12, 2012 5:00 pm

Hagar Delest wrote:
Check the temporary folder of the system (see in OOo Tools>Options>OOo>Paths). If there are folders like sgmlf.tmp


THAT WAS THE ANSWER!!!!! I FOUND IT AGAIN I'M SO HAPPY AND SO GRATEFUL THANK YOUUUUUUUUUU! I COULD CRY NOW
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Re: [Solved] File corrupted showing symbols: #####

Postby RoryOF » Mon Nov 12, 2012 5:43 pm

Now, go immediately in OpenOffice to /Tools /Options /Load-Save :General and check the "Always create backup copy" checkbox.
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Re: File corrupted showing symbols: #####

Postby Hagar Delest » Mon Nov 12, 2012 10:39 pm

flusso wrote:THAT WAS THE ANSWER!!!!! I FOUND IT AGAIN I'M SO HAPPY AND SO GRATEFUL THANK YOUUUUUUUUUU! I COULD CRY NOW

Pretty glad it could help.
You've been lucky, very often users reboot and it cleans the temporary files!
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