Essay turned to hashes ####

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Essay turned to hashes ####

Postby gracejenkinsxx » Sun Jan 06, 2013 7:36 pm

Hey guys grace here,
This is part of my A Level English Literature essay, which is due in tomorrow!!!!
It has become corrupted, can someone please held me fix it asap,
Thanks in advance,
Grace.
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Re: [Hint] How did I fix my ODT file

Postby thomasjk » Sun Jan 06, 2013 8:30 pm

Grace, unfortunately all I see is ###########. This means that the file is corrupted beyond repair. Hopefully you have a backup copy in your user profile viewtopic.php?f=74&t=12426 or some other location.
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Re: Essay turned to hashes ####

Postby Hagar Delest » Sun Jan 06, 2013 10:32 pm

Sadly, quite nothing to do, see: 22 pages term paper replaced with pound signs.
Any power shortage for example? It's a common root cause of such problem.

Check the temporary folder of the system (see in OOo Tools>Options>OOo>Paths). If there are folders like sgmlf.tmp with a file having the same name inside, make a copy of that file, rename it in .odt and cross your fingers. Else, I hope you had a backup (or a copy in a mailbox)...

It seems there are less troubles with latest version 3.4.1.
I've split your topic from the initial topic about the row,col error message. Your document is definitively lost.
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Re: Essay turned to hashes ####

Postby TheGurkha » Mon Jan 07, 2013 12:39 am

If any work you do is valuable to you, make your own backups of it. Copy it to another folder, or better, to another disk, and save it frequently as you go along with names something like 001, 002 etc appended to the filename.
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Re: Essay turned to hashes ####

Postby jrkrideau » Mon Jan 07, 2013 2:55 pm

It's of no use for this problem but in the future consider something like Dropbox for automatic backups and easy access to files when you are away from your computer or for providing a file for a friend or collegue. I think there are at least 3 or 4 other, similar, serices available
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