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File locked and full of ###

PostPosted: Sat Feb 27, 2016 9:34 pm
by Nowaki
I don't know what happened. I had to restart my computer after deleting some files in the recycle bin. Then when I turned the computer back on and opened the file it said locked for editing by unknown user. Alls I see is ########

Is there a way to fix this?

Re: Locked for editing by unknown user

PostPosted: Sat Feb 27, 2016 9:55 pm
by Nowaki
I'm having a similar problem, but it opens up and reads with only ####
It happened after I had to shut off. When I turned back on and tried to open the file that's what it came up as.
The only thing I did before that was empty the recycle can.

Re: File locked and full of ###

PostPosted: Sat Feb 27, 2016 10:34 pm
by Hagar Delest
Hi and welcome to the forum!

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/.ods/... (I hope you were saving in ODF) 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.