Help my document is nothing but ##### 's

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Help my document is nothing but ##### 's

Postby x_Luminous_x » Mon Aug 24, 2015 1:55 am

So I was writing on OO today and closed the tab when I left the room. When I reopened the tab my whole computer screen turned white and crashed, even tho OO was the only program open and I was not connected to the Internet. Now my document is nothing but #### please save me
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Re: Help my document is nothing but ##### 's

Postby thomasjk » Mon Aug 24, 2015 5:18 am

Unfortunately, your document is corrupt beyond repair. Hopefully you have a backup copy somewhere. Look in the user profile https://forum.openoffice.org/en/forum/v ... 74&t=12426 for a file with your file name.bak.
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Re: Help my document is nothing but ##### 's

Postby Hagar Delest » Sun Aug 30, 2015 10:05 pm

Sadly, quite nothing to do I fear, see: 22 pages term paper replaced with pound signs.

Check the temporary folder of the system (see in OO Tools>Options>OO>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.

If you want to help fix this problem, you can also do this survey created for this very problem: Document Recovery Survey.
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