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Computer shut down, corrupted my database file

Postby Neisner » Tue Jan 15, 2019 5:58 am

I was working on a rather large spread sheet, when the computer shut down due to lack of power. when I was able to restart the computer, I was unable to open the spread sheet, and icon on the desktop was changed. I am frustrater beyond words. file size is 155k. Thanks
I am using open office 4.1.6 and Windows 10
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Re: Computer shut down, corrupted my database file

Postby robleyd » Tue Jan 15, 2019 6:03 am

What happens when you try to open the spreadsheet? "I was unable to open the spread sheet" doesn't really tell us much.
"icon on the desktop was changed" - from what to what? Is this icon the application icon for OpenOffice, a document created by OpenOffice, or something else?
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Re: Computer shut down, corrupted my database file

Postby Neisner » Tue Jan 15, 2019 6:25 am

When I go to open the file, it goes to a text import screen, unicode, language - default, english.

It tells me that it's a read only file

the new icon appears to be a new, revised open office icon
I am using open office 4.1.6 and Windows 10
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Re: Computer shut down, corrupted my database file

Postby robleyd » Tue Jan 15, 2019 8:19 am

The likelihood is that your file is totally corrupted. See [Tutorial] How to find and un-delete AOO temporary files for advice on ways to try and recover files.
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Re: Computer shut down, corrupted my database file

Postby John_Ha » Tue Jan 15, 2019 1:48 pm

Please upload the file showing the problem so that it can be analysed. Use the Upload attachment tab below where you type (128 kB max); or use a file share site, Dropbox or Google Drive for a larger file.
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See the Writer Manual, the Writer FAQ, the Writer Tutorials and the Writer guide.

Remember: Always save your Writer files as .odt files. - see here for the many reasons why.
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