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Corrut ODT file

Postby rappm » Fri Feb 07, 2020 10:42 pm


My wife was creating a book containing odt word file and JPEG pictures when the power fluctuated. When she tries to get back into the file she gets ASC11 filter options box. With settings Default fonts: Times new roman Language: English Paragraph Break: CR/LF checked. No mater what you check or change in this block all you get when it tries to open the file is a page full of #########. Unfortunately she did not have time to save it before the power fluctuated. I tried some of the stuff that I saw on the board but no luck. Any ideas would be welcome. I have a attached it as a zip file. Thanks Mark
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Re: Corrut ODT file

Postby FJCC » Fri Feb 07, 2020 10:59 pm

Take a look at the link below to see if you can recover a temporary version of the file
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Re: Corrut ODT file

Postby RoryOF » Sat Feb 08, 2020 12:04 am

Nothing usable in your file. Follow FJCC's link as soon as you can; you may or may not recover some, all, or no content.
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Re: Corrut ODT file

Postby Zizi64 » Sat Feb 08, 2020 9:01 am

For the future working:

- Always use the native, International Standard ODF file formats.
- Never work directly on a removable media (thumbdrive, etc...)
- Always (and often) create more than one (timestamped) backup copies for your important documents.
- Wait at least minute after the saving procedure - before you shut down the computer.
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