[Solved] Paper replaced with pound signs(#)

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[Solved] Paper replaced with pound signs(#)

Postby 2dani0c0 » Wed Aug 09, 2017 5:55 pm

My computer crashed, when i went to get back on my document the ASCII filter popped up on launch, i pressed okay, but my paper came up in all pound signs. Is there anyway to recover it?
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Re: Paper replaced with pound signs(#)

Postby RoryOF » Wed Aug 09, 2017 6:07 pm

As soon as possible do the following:

Download Recuva (Windows only) or PhotoRec for Win, MacOS, Linux and other OSes (only one needed) and let it do an in-depth 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.
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Re: Paper replaced with pound signs(#)

Postby Hagar Delest » Thu Aug 10, 2017 10:38 pm

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

I hope you had backups.
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Re: Paper replaced with pound signs(#)

Postby 2dani0c0 » Fri Aug 11, 2017 11:59 pm

Thank you so much, i was able to retrieve most of my paper.
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Re: Paper replaced with pound signs(#)

Postby FJCC » Sat Aug 12, 2017 12:14 am

Which recovery method worked? I have seen very few successful recoveries.
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