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Please help! Cant open ODT_0 file

PostPosted: Thu May 14, 2015 6:26 pm
by GeirOve
Hello,
I am working on a school assignment, and have done quite a bit of work. When I open the OO program now, my file is gone with all the work I did yesterday.

There is a file wich are named ODT_0 under backup, but how do I open that one? I just get ######### on all the documents

Re: Please help! Cant open ODT_0 file

PostPosted: Thu May 14, 2015 6:49 pm
by GeirOve
No one knows?
When I try to open it from the location I get ASCII filter choice......

Re: Please help! Cant open ODT_0 file

PostPosted: Thu May 14, 2015 6:55 pm
by RoryOF
Reboot your computer and see if the file(s) open. If not, i fear your file is damaged beyond repair. In that case look in the directories pointed to by /Tools /Options /OpenOffice /Paths for temporary and backup files. If there are files with arbitrary names such as adtfsg.klj or ODT.bak, rename these to .odt and see if they contain your data. Run PhotoRec or Recuva and see if they find a delete previous file.

Re: Please help! Cant open ODT_0 file

PostPosted: Thu May 14, 2015 7:00 pm
by GeirOve
how can it be damaged?, its a file that OO has saved by itself, i can read the date and time its saved and its a quick save/backup save i guess that is done automatically. The file is in the backup folder you are mentioning. The file is named ODT_0. Thank you for your response

Re: Please help! Cant open ODT_0 file

PostPosted: Thu May 14, 2015 7:05 pm
by RoryOF
Whether I'm right or wrong about your file being damaged, reboot your computer and see if the file opens. As a general rule, when OpenOffice shows a file as containing #### it is damaged beyond repair; this can be caused by a program or system crash or sometimes by too speedy a computer power down, which didn't give the hardware/software write buffers time to flush.

Re: Please help! Cant open ODT_0 file

PostPosted: Thu May 14, 2015 7:12 pm
by GeirOve
No, nothing happend. So I guess the file is damaged then. I did just save it normally and it was not a hasty shut down etc I just saved it normally. Thank you anyway

Re: Please help! Cant open ODT_0 file

PostPosted: Thu May 14, 2015 7:18 pm
by RoryOF
If you upload the file to the Forum (upload tab below Submit button on PostReply or Full Editor screens) I'll have a look - sometimes files will open on another computer and a resave on that will rescue them.

Re: Please help! Cant open ODT_0 file

PostPosted: Thu May 14, 2015 7:22 pm
by GeirOve
Here it is

Re: Please help! Cant open ODT_0 file

PostPosted: Thu May 14, 2015 7:27 pm
by RoryOF
I'm sorry -I'm getting nothing out of it. All ## marks.

Re: Please help! Cant open ODT_0 file

PostPosted: Thu May 14, 2015 7:29 pm
by acknak
GeirOve wrote:... I did just save it normally and it was not a hasty shut down ...

Maybe you were saving onto a USB drive or memory stick?

It's quite common for such removable media to lead to problems.

Re: Please help! Cant open ODT_0 file

PostPosted: Thu May 14, 2015 7:31 pm
by GeirOve
No i just saved on the SSD on my computer....
Well, this is college for you in a nutshell :evil: and its due tomorrow

Re: Please help! Cant open ODT_0 file

PostPosted: Thu May 14, 2015 7:46 pm
by RoryOF
A quick search throws up reports of corrupt files on SSDs.

Re: Please help! Cant open ODT_0 file

PostPosted: Thu May 14, 2015 9:04 pm
by Hagar Delest
It seems to be that one but on a larger scale (you talk about documents): 22 pages term paper replaced with pound signs.
Does it occur on a single file only?