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My file is corrupt or maybe crash ####

Postby samuel.obolo » Sat Mar 25, 2017 9:59 pm

my file is corrupt or maybe crash #### i don't know how to go about it, i need help. file name Heavenly Herald
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Re: How to unlock odt files

Postby RoryOF » Sat Mar 25, 2017 10:11 pm

Your file is badly damaged, probably beyond useful repair.

As soon as possible do the following:

Download Recuva or PhotoRec (only one needed) and let it do an indepth recovery of deleted files on your computer. You may get a file containing some or all of your data (or not). Do this as a first priority; other use of the computer may overwrite any existing but deleted files and prevent their recovery. There is no guarantee that you will recover anything useful.

Do the above soonest! Do not wait for anything else - there is little prospect of recovering anything from your file, so do this NOW!
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Re: My file is corrupt or maybe crash ####

Postby Hagar Delest » Sat Mar 25, 2017 10:16 pm

See: [Tutorial] The Dreaded Pound Signs: file reduced to ####.
Good luck.

I hope you had backups.
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Re: My file is corrupt or maybe crash ####

Postby John_Ha » Tue Mar 28, 2017 4:59 pm

See [Tutorial] How to find and un-delete Writer temporary files for instructions on how to identify and un-delete the temporary files Writer wrote while you were editing the file, and then deleted. You should be able to recover your file as it was when you last opened it or as it was when last saved with AutoRecovery. You may also find previous versions of the file in the folder it is located but which have since been deleted.
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