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OO portable corrupted my file: ASCII error! ...S-O-S

Postby iamthetravelguy » Sun Jun 21, 2015 7:52 pm

my Open Office crashed during saving and now my file is corrupted.

Because Im using the portable verison I have NO user folder and thus NO backup folder.

I already tried everything I could find over google like renaming to .zip and trying to fix it, zip-repair and word-repair tools, everything.
The file is the same size and has the same info. But its contents are just hash marks.

I think using OO to recover it is useless, How do I get an earlier version of my file from my Computer?

My windows has the file history function, but it wasnt enabled :(


I need help urgently, I am willing to pay money to anyone who is capable of getting me yesterday's version of my file.

please help
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Re: OO portable corrupted my file: ASCII error! ...S-O-S

Postby Greengiant224 » Sun Jun 21, 2015 9:10 pm

iamthetrevelguy:
The file is the same size and has the same info. But its contents are just hash marks.


Sorry, but the file is corrupt.

See this thread:
https://forum.openoffice.org/en/forum/v ... =7&t=77738

The paths to the portable version are displayed via:
Tools>Options>OpenOffice.org>Paths
also look using the folder structure:
The folder containing the portable version Users\OpenOffice4\user\

Did you not make a backup via a third party tool?

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Re: OO portable corrupted my file: ASCII error! ...S-O-S

Postby Villeroy » Sun Jun 21, 2015 9:18 pm

Please, edit this topic's initial post and add "[Solved]" to the subject line if your problem has been solved.
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Re: OO portable corrupted my file: ASCII error! ...S-O-S

Postby iamthetravelguy » Sun Jun 21, 2015 9:25 pm

Okay, how do I recover the file outside of Open office which I will delete once I got my file back?
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Re: OO portable corrupted my file: ASCII error! ...S-O-S

Postby RoryOF » Sun Jun 21, 2015 10:28 pm

It is possible that an undelete utility such as Recuva or PhotoRec may recover a deleted copy either of the file itself or of a temporary working file. The less use your computer has before running such a utility the better the chances of a successful outcome.
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Re: OO portable corrupted my file: ASCII error! ...S-O-S

Postby iamthetravelguy » Sun Jun 21, 2015 10:36 pm

I am running Recuva now. With windows 8 the shadow copies function is useless.

But i never deleted that file. What can be found?
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Re: OO portable corrupted my file: ASCII error! ...S-O-S

Postby Bill » Mon Jun 22, 2015 1:18 pm

iamthetravelguy wrote:Because Im using the portable verison I have NO user folder and thus NO backup folder.

If you installed the Portable Apps version, they should be somewhere in the Portable Apps folder.
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Re: OO portable corrupted my file: ASCII error! ...S-O-S

Postby John_Ha » Tue Jun 23, 2015 9:00 am

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Re: OO portable corrupted my file: ASCII error! ...S-O-S

Postby iamthetravelguy » Tue Jun 23, 2015 9:04 am

i tried recuva, it didnt recover anything.

my backup folder is empty.

renaming to zip showed an empty archive

my hint on how to prevent it is to delete open office. oo is horrible: you have to >activate< the backup function? Thats like you have to >tell< your bank they should put your money in safe.
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Re: OO portable corrupted my file: ASCII error! ...S-O-S

Postby John_Ha » Tue Jun 23, 2015 9:06 am

iamthetravelguy wrote:Because Im using the portable verison I have NO user folder and thus NO backup folder.

Are you sure? There must be a place where AOO stores your Profile - on a normal W7 installation it is at C:\Users\John\AppData\Roaming\OpenOffice. Is the reason you cannot see it because it has been created as hidden files - if so, make hidden files visible by Control Panel > Folder Options > View and tick Show hidden files and folders and possibly also un-tick Hide protected OS files. While you are there make sure you un-tick Hide extensions for known file types - it will stop you getting into all sorts of trouble.
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Re: OO portable corrupted my file: ASCII error! ...S-O-S

Postby iamthetravelguy » Tue Jun 23, 2015 9:12 am

All my hidden files are shown. but it doesn matter: I had not enabled the backup functin anyway. The backup function ist DISABLED by open office by DEFAULT, no matter if portable or standard version. How retarded is that? F*** open office.
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Re: OO portable corrupted my file: ASCII error! ...S-O-S

Postby John_Ha » Tue Jun 23, 2015 9:20 am

iamthetravelguy wrote:The backup function ist DISABLED by open office by DEFAULT, no matter if portable or standard version.

I agree that I would prefer it to be enabled. But the user needs to take some responsibility for his/her own actions or, in this case, inactions. When you install software you should always go through the Options/Preferences to be certain it matches what YOU want to do. It is also a good idea to re-visit all the Options every year or so to be certain they still match your way of working.
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Re: OO portable corrupted my file: ASCII error! ...S-O-S

Postby iamthetravelguy » Tue Jun 23, 2015 9:21 am

hello microsoft word.
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Re: OO portable corrupted my file: ASCII error! ...S-O-S

Postby John_Ha » Tue Jun 23, 2015 9:30 am

iamthetravelguy wrote:hello microsoft word.

Make sure you go through the Options/Preferences when you install MS Word so that it is set up how you want it. Then take responsibility for how YOU have instructed it to operate - in the UK we have a saying "A bad workman always blames his tools".

If this solves the problem, please edit your original post title to [Solved].
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Re: OO portable corrupted my file: ASCII error! ...S-O-S

Postby John_Ha » Tue Jun 23, 2015 9:34 am

Also, did you read Using RECUVA to recover Writer temporary files as it explains precisely how to find your temporary files and how to recover them even though they are now deleted.
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Re: OO portable corrupted my file: ASCII error! ...S-O-S

Postby Bill » Tue Jun 23, 2015 7:59 pm

iamthetravelguy wrote:All my hidden files are shown. but it doesn matter: I had not enabled the backup functin anyway. The backup function ist DISABLED by open office by DEFAULT, no matter if portable or standard version. How retarded is that? F*** open office.


iamthetravelguy wrote: oo is horrible: you have to >activate< the backup function? Thats like you have to >tell< your bank they should put your money in safe.


iamthetravelguy wrote:hello microsoft word.

Good luck. Hope you never need the automatic backup in MS Office. It's also disabled by default.
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Re: OO portable corrupted my file: ASCII error! ...S-O-S

Postby Villeroy » Tue Jun 23, 2015 8:26 pm

In the long run all the non-techies having portable everything everywhere will end up with apps and clouds because they are completely unable to manage their own data.
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Re: OO portable corrupted my file: ASCII error! ...S-O-S

Postby John_Ha » Wed Jun 24, 2015 11:45 am

Villeroy wrote:In the long run all the non-techies having portable everything everywhere will end up with apps and clouds because they are completely unable to manage their own data.

This was IBM's premise for computing - put computing in the hands of those who understand it. When PCs came out, everyone ran away from centralised computing, but no-one counted the real cost of highly paid staff struggling to get their PCs working. It has only taken 40 years for people to see IBM was correct all along ...
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Re: OO portable corrupted my file: ASCII error! ...S-O-S

Postby iamthetravelguy » Sat Jun 27, 2015 8:56 am

f**k you.
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