Characters Have Changed

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Characters Have Changed

Postby tim22361 » Mon Mar 07, 2016 12:07 am

When I open a file, I get a box which is titled "ASC11 Filter Options." I have never seen this box before. When I select any option, my saved file is not nothing but pages of this: ##################################

Please tell me everything I have written has not been lost. Help!!!
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Re: Characters Have Changed

Postby RoryOF » Mon Mar 07, 2016 12:19 am

To try and recover your file, you should look in the backup and temporary directories pointed to by /Tools /Options /OpenOffice : Paths. Rename any files in those to type .odt (or whatever file type you were using) and see if they contain your data. Download Recuva or PhotoRec (only one needed) and let it do an indepth recovery of deleted files on your computer. You may get a file containing some or all of your data (or not).
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Re: Characters Have Changed

Postby floris v » Mon Mar 07, 2016 12:20 am

Your file is lost, sadly. See 22 pages term paper replaced with pound signs.

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Re: Characters Have Changed

Postby John_Ha » Mon Mar 07, 2016 10:41 am

See Using Recuva to un-delete Writer temporary files for help recovering the temporary files.
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