Help my Calc File is gone!

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Help my Calc File is gone!

Postby BrandonLonehart » Mon Nov 13, 2017 8:20 pm

So I've had this file that's basically my journal and it has tons of stuff in it. Last night my laptop crashed and when I tried to reopen the file it came up blank. It acted as if I had just installed OpenOffice (which it does from time to time) and now whenever I open it it acts like the file is from a different program. The file itself is still pretty big so I know something's there...Anyone know what to do?
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Re: Help my Calc File is gone!

Postby Zizi64 » Mon Nov 13, 2017 8:36 pm

It acted as if I had just installed OpenOffice
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There Is not such Apache OpenOffice version yet.
Are you using LibreOffice?

Please fix your signature.
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Re: Help my Calc File is gone!

Postby RoryOF » Mon Nov 13, 2017 8:41 pm

Either your computer crashed, or you powered down your computer before the internal housekeeping had been completed. Your file is corrupted and experience on OpenOffice User Forum indicates that little or nothing can be recovered from it.

However, you may recover some of the temporary files generated in the process of editing. Download and use a utility such as Recuva which may find some of these deleted temporary files; they may need to be renamed at system level to type .ods (if that was the file type you were using).

Do this as soon as possible.
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Re: Help my Calc File is gone!

Postby BrandonLonehart » Tue Nov 14, 2017 3:06 am

Thank you very much for your replies. I'm not sure how to change my signature.
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Re: Help my Calc File is gone!

Postby Zizi64 » Tue Nov 14, 2017 8:20 am

I'm not sure how to change my signature.


User Control Panel - Profile TAB - Edit signature SUBTAB

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Re: Help my Calc File is gone!

Postby John_Ha » Tue Nov 14, 2017 3:17 pm

Your only hope is to see [Tutorial] How to find and un-delete Writer temporary files for

a) detailed instructions on how to recover your file as it was when you last opened or saved it, or as it was when it was last saved with AutoRecovery.
b) how to find previous versions of the file in the folder it is located in, but which have since been deleted.
c) how to un-delete the temporary files Writer wrote while you were editing the file, and then deleted. This will recover your file as it was when you last opened or you last saved it and is probably your best hope.

It works for Calc files too.
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See the Writer Manual, the Writer FAQ, the Writer Tutorials and the up to date Writer guide for information. Click the Help button on a pop-up window for extensive help on that function.
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