Lost all my work on writter. Text is a symbol.

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Lost all my work on writter. Text is a symbol.

Postby George996 » Fri Jul 20, 2018 6:21 am

My computer crashed and all the work I had done has been replaced with the following

############################################################################################################################################################################################################################################################################################################################################################################################################################################################################################################################################################################################################

Oh no!!!!!!!

The other writter files work, only this one was affected.

PLease help :knock: :crazy: :oops:
OpenOffice 3.1 on windows
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Re: Lost all my work on writter. Text is a symbol. Please he

Postby Hagar Delest » Fri Jul 20, 2018 8:09 am

Hi and welcome to the forum!

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

Good luck. I hope you had backups.
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Re: Lost all my work on writter. Text is a symbol.

Postby John_Ha » Fri Jul 20, 2018 9:39 am

Also 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.
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See the Writer Guide, the Writer FAQ, the Writer Tutorials and Writer for students.

Remember: Always save your Writer files as .odt files. - see here for the many reasons why.
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