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My saved file turned into #'s

PostPosted: Tue Jan 10, 2017 2:22 pm
by lokus32
Good day, i have a problem with my text document on my open office writer. I saved something and when i accesed it the next time it was all #'s,all the letters and text turned into #'s. I'm not sure why this happened but everytime i try opening the file i first get a ASCII command that pops up, i only clik ok and go on the file and you know everythings #'s. Im very grateful for any help, it was a school project so it would be nice too fix this :P

Re: My saved file turned into #'s

PostPosted: Tue Jan 10, 2017 2:25 pm
by Hagar Delest
Hi and welcome to the forum!

See: [Tutorial] The Dreaded Pound Signs: file reduced to ####.
Good luck.

I hope you had backups.

Re: My saved file turned into #'s

PostPosted: Tue Jan 10, 2017 2:56 pm
by John_Ha
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.

Re: My saved file turned into #'s

PostPosted: Wed Jan 11, 2017 7:26 pm
by lokus32
Thank you for your assistance.