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Important Writer Document corrupted

PostPosted: Tue May 25, 2010 7:28 am
by justinhalflife
I'm writing an important paper for my final in university, and my computer crashed. I saved it right before, thank fully, but when I recovered it it gave me this screen: ASCII filter options, and when I open the document it is ALL ###################################################################################################################################################################################################################################################################################### on repeat. Can anyone help, this paper is due tomorrow ;/
Windows XP, SP 3, OO 3.2

Re: Important Writer Document corrupted

PostPosted: Tue May 25, 2010 4:09 pm
by acknak
Sorry, but your document is most likely gone.

Modern systems take a while before your data are safely recorded on the disk, even after you close the file. The delay might be a few seconds on a desktop, or longer on a laptop that tries to conserve power by turning off the hard drive.

You can attach your document here and someone can take a look at it to be sure, but typically the '#'s mean that the document contains no data to recover (see 22 page term paper replaced with pound signs).