Corrupted ODT file!!!

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Corrupted ODT file!!!

Postby mudhoney » Fri Aug 03, 2018 12:46 am

Hi guys, my pc shut down and .odt the file i was working was corrupted. I tried all, the zip method and the rename of the temporary files but nothing worked. I try to give you the link on my google drive to a folder with the original corrupted odt files and the only two .tmp related files i've been able to find on C:\Users\mudho\AppData\Local\Temp
Hoping that someone will be able to help, thanks! ... PAzj0Br9WL
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Re: Please Help Me with this corrupted ODT file!!!

Postby floris v » Fri Aug 03, 2018 12:57 am

The odt is lost - it's reduced to zeroes. The tmp seems to be lost as well. This problem seems to occur when OO closes prematurely, for instance if you unplug the pc or laptop while OO is still busy writing to the harddisk. I hope you have a back-up copy somewhere else, if not, you will have to start all over.
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Re: Please Help Me with this corrupted ODT file!!!

Postby John_Ha » Fri Aug 03, 2018 1:16 am

Both .odt and .tmp files are full of zeros - there is no user data.

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.
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