Hagar de l'Est wrote:I've noticed sometimes that files saved in the root folder of a USB stick can be damaged, especially if there are some special characters (spaces, ...).
But you should never save directly to a USB stick. Such transfer is not that reliable and if something wrong occurs, nothing left. Better save on the HD and then transfer the file with the file browser. If there is a problem, you still have the file and you can retry.
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RoryOF wrote:It is possible that you have a sick USB stick, which doesn't hold its data. In that case, data from other applications will also vanish. When your stick is away, is it sheathed (i.e., contacts covered)? Static electricity can conceivably upset a stick.
As Hagar said, make sure you save to the main computer in OpenOffice format, then copy the file to your USB. Do _not_ remove the USB stick without going through the formal Eject procedure (and if you don't know what that is, that is the cause of your problem!)
fredcl wrote:I noticed that files created with MS Excel do not have the problem and the ODF files are sometimes corrupted.
The files copied from the explorer did have the same problem, no difference.
fredcl wrote:I'm puzzled and hope that i'm the only one with this problem....
cjwd wrote:and never had problem with Word or Excel files...
Trying to open the file gives me an error message "The file xxx.ods is corrupt ...repairing [automatically or] manually (as described in these posts) did not work.
Hagar de l'Est wrote:cjwd wrote:and never had problem with Word or Excel files...
That's what is worrying me in fact. In all the topics about such data loss, there is no file in MS Office file format. Of course saving to the HD is a basic process but I'm not sure there is nothing wrong with the management of ODF files on an external drive.
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