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File is corrupted!!!

PostPosted: Thu Jan 05, 2017 5:00 am
by mrvtz
Open office file does not open :crazy: There is important information in Master's Thesis.The file is broken.Help :(

Re: File is corrupted!!!

PostPosted: Thu Jan 05, 2017 5:18 am
by RusselB
This (or similar) have been mentioned a lot.
[Tutorial] The Dreaded Pound Signs: file reduced to ####

Re: File is corrupted!!!

PostPosted: Thu Jan 05, 2017 5:30 am
by mrvtz
I hope the problem is solves.

Re: File is corrupted!!!

PostPosted: Thu Jan 05, 2017 7:32 am
by mrvtz
RusselB wrote:This (or similar) have been mentioned a lot.
[Tutorial] The Dreaded Pound Signs: file reduced to ####


:crazy: :crazy: It did not

Re: File is corrupted!!!

PostPosted: Thu Jan 05, 2017 8:00 am
by robleyd
Did you try the solutions in the linked post?

Re: File is corrupted!!!

PostPosted: Thu Jan 05, 2017 8:07 am
by mrvtz
robleyd wrote:Did you try the solutions in the linked post?


Yes, I did. The same problem.I am frustrated.Angry and upset.I can die :alarm:

Re: File is corrupted!!!

PostPosted: Thu Jan 05, 2017 8:24 am
by robleyd
Some detail might help us help you. You say
Open office file does not open

What exactly happens - do you get a file that opens but is full of # characters, or does something else happen?

Re: File is corrupted!!!

PostPosted: Thu Jan 05, 2017 9:35 am
by mrvtz
robleyd wrote:Some detail might help us help you. You say
Open office file does not open

What exactly happens - do you get a file that opens but is full of # characters, or does something else happen?


Yes.####

Re: File is corrupted!!!

PostPosted: Thu Jan 05, 2017 9:51 am
by Hagar Delest
Honestly, I think your file is dead. Try to resume from a former version.
I hope you had backups somewhere.

Re: File is corrupted!!!

PostPosted: Thu Jan 05, 2017 3:10 pm
by John_Ha
##### means your file is full of zeros (actually NULs which display as #) and there is no data in it.

See [Tutorial] How to find and un-delete Writer temporary files for instructions on how to identify and un-delete the temporary files Writer wrote while you were editing the file, and then deleted. You should be able to recover all or most of your file.

Re: [Hint] How did I fix my ODT file

PostPosted: Thu Jan 05, 2017 11:01 pm
by mrvtz
The file is corrupted.There was writing and painting in it.It's 100 pages but 1000 pages.Very important.Can I send it to you?

Re: File is corrupted!!!

PostPosted: Thu Jan 05, 2017 11:08 pm
by mrvtz
Hagar Delest wrote:Honestly, I think your file is dead. Try to resume from a former version.
I hope you had backups somewhere.


:crazy: Also a bad replacement.I am very sad :oops:

Re: [Hint] How did I fix my ODT file

PostPosted: Fri Jan 06, 2017 12:31 am
by John_Ha
I a\m sorry but there is no point. The file is empty and has nothing but nulls in it - just like this file.

See [Tutorial] How to find and un-delete Writer temporary files for instructions on how to identify and un-delete the temporary files Writer wrote while you were editing the file, and then deleted. You should be able to recover all or most of the file. If you do not have a backup it is your only hope.

Re: [Hint] How did I fix my ODT file

PostPosted: Fri Jan 06, 2017 6:18 am
by mrvtz
Thank you, but it did not work.

Re: File is corrupted!!!

PostPosted: Fri Jan 06, 2017 10:17 am
by keme
In that case you are beating a dead horse. By posting (essentially) the same question to multiple threads, you are asking the same people the same question again. This not only wastes your own time, but also the time of helpers (we do not always discover immediately that this is the same person who already got a complete answer in another thread).

There is no easy solution, based on the information you have presented to us about what you can find and what you have done.
You probably have a deadline coming up. Stop wasting time. Start typing. Keep backups.

Re: [Hint] How did I fix my ODT file

PostPosted: Fri Jan 06, 2017 12:56 pm
by John_Ha
mrvtz wrote:Thank you, but it did not work.

Why did it not work? Is it because you have a solid state disk (SSD)? If you do have a SSD Windows will silently delete the temporary files.

If you do not have a SSD then act quickly. Ask someone with good computer skills to follow the instructions given. You should be able to recover all of your file up to the last time you opened it.

Re: [Hint] How did I fix my ODT file

PostPosted: Fri Jan 06, 2017 1:05 pm
by mrvtz
John_Ha wrote:
mrvtz wrote:Thank you, but it did not work.

Why did it not work? Is it because you have a solid state disk (SSD)? If you do have a SSD Windows will silently delete the temporary files.

If you do not have a SSD then act quickly. Ask someone with good computer skills to follow the instructions given. You should be able to recover all of your file up to the last time you opened it.


Thank you.File desktop.I hope it will be the first.

Re: File is corrupted!!!

PostPosted: Fri Jan 06, 2017 9:52 pm
by Hagar Delest
I've merged all the posts in the same topic. Please don't multipost.

Re: File is corrupted!!!

PostPosted: Sun Jan 22, 2017 12:07 pm
by Hagar Delest
mrvtz wrote:Does the Office have remote access from the computer? How can I reach them? Sorry, my file is not healing. In the file I just do not understand ### ??? from the computer, I'm afraid to do something. This file is very important, graduate thesis.I have worked very hard. I am very sad :crazy:
Maybe somebody can solve the problem.

Re your PM above (I don't reply PMs for matters discussed in the forum): there is no support team that can be reached if that's what you mean.
Follow the tutorials that have been linked in previous posts. Honestly, very few chances to recover anything now because actions need to be taken immediately after the problem. Almost 3 weeks afterward, very likely that all the temporary files have been deleted.
I hope you had backups or copies somewhere.

Re: File is corrupted!!!

PostPosted: Sun Jan 22, 2017 12:30 pm
by John_Ha
1 If you are using a Solid State Disk (SSD) there is almost no hope of un-deleting the temporary files as they will almost certainly be overwritten by now.

2 If you are using a normal, rotating hard disk, there is still a possibility of recovering something, but the longer you leave it, the more likely the temporary files you need will be deleted.

3 Print off [Tutorial] How to find and un-delete Writer temporary files which has detailed instructions on how to identify and un-delete the temporary files Writer wrote while you were editing the file, and then deleted. Go to a PC repair shop or you university Computer Department and give them your PC and the printout and ask them for help.