Bunch of #'s

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Bunch of #'s

Postby jasonlolwut » Thu Mar 14, 2013 5:06 am

my 6 page work turned into a bunch of #'s
can anyone help me ?
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Re: BUNCH OF #'s

Postby acknak » Thu Mar 14, 2013 5:12 am

So sorry, it's damaged beyond recovery. The file contains nothing but zeros.
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Re: BUNCH OF #'s

Postby jasonlolwut » Thu Mar 14, 2013 5:14 am

nothing can be fixed ?
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Re: BUNCH OF #'s

Postby Jan_J » Thu Mar 14, 2013 10:03 am

Not from this file. There is a minor chance that some regions of the media contain complete copy of previous version(s) of your document. You may try to recover it using standard tools for file recovery -- like photorec, http://www.cgsecurity.org/wiki/PhotoRec. The shorter time of disk working after file deletion, the larger chance to do it.
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Re: Bunch of #'s

Postby Hagar Delest » Thu Mar 14, 2013 11:52 am

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)...

NB: it seems that there are less reports about this with AOO 3.4.1.
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