Right. A few days ago I saved a text document I wrote in OpenOffice 2.4 as a .doc file. At the time I could open the file and edit it without any problem what so ever. I also had notes in a few other documents which I saved as .doc files (97/2000/XP, I think) as well. Today when I tried to open the first file OpenOffice couldn't select a filter for it and prompted me to do so. I've tried everything on the list more than once, but so far nothing has worked. It either says it's not the format I chose, or I get a general input/output error. I can at best get twenty pages of what looks like squares. And I did try to rename the file extension to .odt and open it as one, but that didn't work. Could it be corrupted? It's quite abit of worked spent on this by now, so it would be a pain to lose it. The converter in OpenOffice doesn't recognize it. I've tried services that converts Word files to OpenOffice-files (like http://view.samurajdata.se/
) but they can't even recognize the file. Tried opening in Microsoft Word in Windows (I run Ubuntu 8.04) with no luck. And I did try AbiWord. And there isn't a backup of the file in the home directory. I checked. It's now the same for all the files that I saved as .doc files in OpenOffice. I can open .doc files I've not created myself perfectly fine. The files are the same size they were when I saved them, so they look like they still contain information. Does anyone know if there is any hope to recover from this?
Similar issue discussed here: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=601258
- but with no solution.
I've attached two of them (the most important one is the one with Pontus in) here: