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Help - ASCII Filters

PostPosted: Sun Mar 16, 2014 9:15 pm
by Lou26
Hi I'm new to the group and I need help

I done some work for college on open office I saved it then I came bk and it comes up with ASCII filters I don't know what to do, I have tried using different programs but it won't work

Re: Help - ASCII Filters

PostPosted: Sun Mar 16, 2014 9:36 pm
by thomasjk
If you open the files do you see ###############. If so the files are corrupted. If not tell su what you do see.

Re: Help - ASCII Filters

PostPosted: Sun Mar 16, 2014 9:39 pm
by Lou26
Thats what i see, is there anything I can do

Re: Help - ASCII Filters

PostPosted: Sun Mar 16, 2014 9:54 pm
by Bill
Did you turn on File History in Windows 8? If so, you can restore earlier versions of the file. Select the file in File Explorer, then click the Home button on the Ribbon and click the History icon.

Re: Help - ASCII Filters

PostPosted: Sun Mar 16, 2014 10:57 pm
by Hagar Delest
Sadly, quite nothing to do I fear, see: 22 pages term paper replaced with pound signs.

Check the temporary folder of the system (see in OO Tools>Options>OO>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.

If you want to help fix this problem, you can also do this survey created for this very problem: Document Recovery Survey.