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After recovery i lost my 60 days effort

PostPosted: Fri Nov 29, 2013 12:33 pm
by dradelelgd
i used the writer for making a file in arabic language
the file was a translation of FDA code
i'm using win 8 and a kind of problem happened in the windows while i was using the file so i restarted and when reopened the file it asked for recovery and when i accepted to recover the data the file asked for " ASCII filter properities"
i chose different items each time and always i find my letters gone hash tags even the english letters in the file
i need to recover my letters

the file:
http://mir.cr/OPMUWK0W

Re: After recovery i lost my 60 days effort

PostPosted: Sat Nov 30, 2013 7:25 am
by squenson
The file only contains zeros, its content is forever lost. Search on your disk for a file with the same name but another extension, you may have a backup copy. Also look at [Tutorial] The OOo user profile.

Re: After recovery i lost my 60 days effort

PostPosted: Sat Nov 30, 2013 7:34 pm
by Hagar Delest
Sadly, quite nothing to do, see: 22 pages term paper replaced with pound signs.
The file seems indeed empty.

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. If you have not rebooted, you might have those files still there.

Re: After recovery i lost my 60 days effort

PostPosted: Sat Nov 30, 2013 9:16 pm
by thomasjk
For the future backup, backup,backup especially for very important files.

Re: After recovery i lost my 60 days effort

PostPosted: Sat Nov 30, 2013 9:21 pm
by RoryOF
As thomasjk said, always backup. More important, find out why (and cure) your computer''s instability.

Re: After recovery i lost my 60 days effort

PostPosted: Mon Dec 02, 2013 9:31 pm
by dradelelgd
thank you all, i appreciate your effort
i started to translate it again and didn't find any backups