After crash all text turned to ####

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After crash all text turned to ####

Postby george71w » Wed Mar 28, 2018 5:08 am

My pc crashed and when I now open documents the text has turned into ########. Any ideas anyone?
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Re: After crash all text turned to ####

Postby robleyd » Wed Mar 28, 2018 5:34 am

G'day, and welcome to the community forum.

Please see [Tutorial] The Dreaded Pound Signs: file reduced to ####
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Re: After crash all text turned to ####

Postby John_Ha » Wed Mar 28, 2018 12:30 pm

There is no user data in the file.

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.

As the PC crashed, the temporary files in c) will probably still be there and do need to be un-deleted.
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