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.odt corrupted

Postby bargormonster » Tue Dec 22, 2009 3:27 pm

Hi,

First, I'm sorry for my english...

Second : I can't read a .odt file.
When I open this file, I have a windows "Option de filtre ASCII" (in french because I have french version).
All the choice open the file with all data replaced by ##############

I have take the "tempory save file" by writer on :
"c:\documents and setting\damien\Application data\OpenOffice.org\3\user\backup"
When I open this file, I have the same result.

The first file was save 5 minutes before the backup file.

I have working on this file on "PC Portable" and 7 minutes after the last save, the Pc is closed by no battery...
When the PC stop, I have writting on document.
I don't understand why the two save files are corrupted???

I want recover my data on this file... This is a conference note and I have not other file.

Can you help me?
The data is in french.
I attached on this mail the file.
The file was created on openofficewriter 3.1

Thank you .

Damien

I can tell more detail but in french.
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Re: .odt corrupted

Postby Hagar Delest » Tue Dec 22, 2009 3:54 pm

Hi and welcome to the forum!

Sorry, your file is definitively dead. Nothing left inside. This is sadly not the first time we see that: 22 pages term paper replaced with pound signs.

Désolé...
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Re: .odt corrupted

Postby bargormonster » Tue Dec 22, 2009 3:57 pm

Thanks for your answer.

I think that since the first open error...

Bye
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Re: .odt corrupted

Postby RoryOF » Tue Dec 22, 2009 9:44 pm

There may be a backup file, of name YourFile.bak, where you replace YourFile with the correct name. Use Start Button / Search / Files and Folders and tell it to search for hidden files and folders, to be sure.

Edit: some users report that opening a corrupted file with AbiWord can recover most/all of it.
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Re: .odt corrupted

Postby bargormonster » Tue Dec 22, 2009 10:04 pm

@RoryOF :

Thank you for your idea.
But I don't found a file .bak

I have on my disk a file name : .~lock.name_of_file.odt#
I have two other file with in front of ".~lock." and at the end "#"

What is it? It's a virus???
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Re: .odt corrupted

Postby RoryOF » Tue Dec 22, 2009 11:56 pm

These are the lock files generated by OpenOffice so that two Users cannot both try to modify the same file. If there are multiple lock files as you describe then the main files were open at the time your computer crashed. With OpenOffice _closed_, you can delete these files.
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Re: .odt corrupted

Postby Hagar Delest » Wed Dec 23, 2009 12:25 am

Have filed a bug report, I hope the devs will consider it: Issue 107847 - File content changed to hashes at crash or power loss.
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Re: .odt corrupted

Postby bargormonster » Wed Dec 23, 2009 2:38 pm

Thanks a lot

I'll keep a eye on this bug report...

I think I'll do make more attention on my battery

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