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Recovering a corrupted file

PostPosted: Thu Oct 18, 2018 9:25 am
by kingcobra
Dear Moderator,
I am using openoffice very long time, but recently very first time got one calc file corrupted.
I am all the way find the solution to recovered but all in vain. Finally i came to this forum to find
out the solution to recover the file ( size 424kb) Please advice your comments if any, Raj Malaysia

Split from Recovering a corrupted file, Hagar (Moderator).

Re: Recovering a corrupted file

PostPosted: Thu Oct 18, 2018 9:35 am
by robleyd
Please look at my first reply above. There are questions asked which will help identify the type of problem you have.

Re: Recovering a corrupted file

PostPosted: Thu Oct 18, 2018 9:43 am
by kingcobra
Dear Moderator,
Thanks for your prompt reply. Unfortunately don't know exactly the type of problem, but badly need the file. Is it any software avail for repair and recover the file? Already i am try one software of Kernal for calc, but failed. Please advice your comments, if any other application for suitable to repair and recover the .ods file.

Re: Recovering a corrupted file

PostPosted: Thu Oct 18, 2018 9:55 am
by RoryOF
Believe us, there will be nothing in your file of ### marks. Your best path is to try to find some of the temporary files MS Windows uses.
See [Tutorial] How to find and un-delete AOO temporary files

This tutorial also applies to Calc files.

Re: Recovering a corrupted file

PostPosted: Thu Oct 18, 2018 10:04 am
by robleyd
don't know exactly the type of problem


What makes you think the file is corrupt? Do you get an error message when opening it; or do you get an ASCII Filter dialog? If it is the ASCII dialog nad the file opens with no useful content, RoryOF has answered your question.

If you get something like Format error discovered in sub-document there is a different solution, which I mentioned above.

Re: Recovering a corrupted file

PostPosted: Thu Oct 18, 2018 10:09 am
by kingcobra
Dear Bro,
Wow... Exactly you find my problem that when i am trying to open the calc file it's go to ASCII dialog box, then i click ok that will open as writer file with all text in unknown fonts style. Hope you may little understand my exact file problem? please follow from here your advice. Tks again,

Re: Recovering a corrupted file

PostPosted: Thu Oct 18, 2018 10:17 am
by RoryOF
Read the tutorial to which I pointed. The actual file you have is damaged beyond recovery and contains no, repeat NO, useful information.

Re: Recovering a corrupted file

PostPosted: Thu Oct 18, 2018 10:30 am
by kingcobra
You mean to say Once "ASCII Filter dialog" problem will not able to repair and recovery at any cost even buy and use payable software ? That means totally forget the file and it's contents right. Oh God.. Very pity to hear from you this sad news.

Re: Recovering a corrupted file

PostPosted: Thu Oct 18, 2018 10:34 am
by robleyd
Read the tutorial for some possible means of recovering some data. Do what it suggests as soon as possible.

Re: Recovering a corrupted file

PostPosted: Thu Oct 18, 2018 11:27 am
by RoryOF
kingcobra wrote:You mean to say Once "ASCII Filter dialog" problem will not able to repair and recovery at any cost even buy and use payable software ? That means totally forget the file and it's contents right. Oh God.. Very pity to hear from you this sad news.


And you didn't make backups? tut tut tut.

Re: Recovering a corrupted file

PostPosted: Fri Oct 19, 2018 4:07 am
by kingcobra
Yes dude, i am not backup and got bad lesson from now. Anyhow i lost hope and going to delete the file and forget the whole issue. Thanks for your kind effort to take care me. Raj

Re: Recovering a corrupted file

PostPosted: Fri Oct 19, 2018 12:25 pm
by John_Ha
Your only hope is to see [Tutorial] How to find and un-delete AOO 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 AOO 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.