File always opening with Text Import.

Discuss the spreadsheet application

File always opening with Text Import.

Postby casino » Fri Nov 02, 2012 1:14 pm

Hi guys.

I have recently had a problem with one of my files. I was working on a file and then suddenly my laptop switched off due to a faulty charger. When i fixed the charger and tried to enter the file that i was halfway through finishing, it came up with a Text Import screen with a variety of character set choices such as unicode and arabic.

Is my file well and truly screwed or is there an option i can choose that will restore the file to its former self? Should i try system recovery?

Thanks!
OpenOffice org 3.1
casino
 
Posts: 26
Joined: Tue Dec 01, 2009 9:21 pm

Re: File always opening with Text Import.

Postby kingfisher » Fri Nov 02, 2012 10:01 pm

This is one thread which may help. This is a search of the forums for 'corrupt file'.
Apache OpenOffice 4.1.6 on PCLinuxOS
User avatar
kingfisher
Volunteer
 
Posts: 2120
Joined: Tue Nov 20, 2007 10:53 am

Re: File always opening with Text Import.

Postby Hagar Delest » Fri Nov 02, 2012 10:02 pm

But quite nothing to do I think, see: 22 pages term paper replaced with pound signs.
What OS by the way? You should tell it in your forum signature.
Vista has some feature for shadow copies of files IIRC.

Check the temporary folder of the system (see in OOo Tools>Options>OOo>Paths). If there are folders like sgmlf.tmp with a file having the same name inside, make a copy of that file, rename it in .ods and cross your fingers.

I think there are less reports about such problems, upgrading to AOO 3.4.1 may help.
AOO 4.1.7 on Xubuntu 20.04 and 4.1.5 on Windows 10 (with winPenPack port).
User avatar
Hagar Delest
Moderator
 
Posts: 28953
Joined: Sun Oct 07, 2007 9:07 pm
Location: France


Return to Calc

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 10 guests