Corrupt Odt file with hashtags, any new hope in 2015?

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Corrupt Odt file with hashtags, any new hope in 2015?

Postby user2827 » Thu Jul 09, 2015 9:07 pm

hi all,

i've read on the forums that this problem seems pretty hopeless but i may have lost a few days of work so have to try everything. my odt writer file is all hastags.

any thoughts, i've read most of the forums but haven't had much luck. i've seen several ads for software recovery programs but don't know if any of them are useful.

any thoughts are greatly appreciated.
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Re: Corrupt Odt file with hashtags, any new hope in 2015?

Postby Villeroy » Thu Jul 09, 2015 9:24 pm

No, but since many decades there are excellent backup solutions.
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: Corrupt Odt file with hashtags, any new hope in 2015?

Postby acknak » Thu Jul 09, 2015 10:05 pm

There is no data there to recover, it's all zeroes.

Manually saving as often as needed, to a new file under a a different name, is the best way to protect your work.
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Re: Corrupt Odt file with hashtags, any new hope in 2015?

Postby user2827 » Thu Jul 09, 2015 10:07 pm

thanks for checking.
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Re: Corrupt Odt file with hashtags, any new hope in 2015?

Postby Hagar Delest » Thu Jul 09, 2015 10:15 pm

Have you checked the temporary folder for the AOO temporary files (this is the comment I post in such cases, you may have found it in your search).
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Re: Corrupt Odt file with hashtags, any new hope in 2015?

Postby John_Ha » Thu Jul 09, 2015 10:24 pm

If you are lucky, you might be able to un-delete some of the temporary files which Writer wrote while you were editing the file, and then deleted when you closed Writer. Act quickly - they risk being overwritten the longer you leave it.

Using RECUVA to un-delete Writer temporary files which are now deleted

Another on RECUVA

These may also be helpful.

Using 7-ZIP

Inside an odt file

Hints on how to prevent it happening
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Re: Corrupt Odt file with hashtags, any new hope in 2015?

Postby user2827 » Fri Jul 10, 2015 1:55 am

thank you, i'll give recuva a try
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