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Databases are being opened as presentations

Postby Compmary » Wed Sep 07, 2011 6:25 pm

I have a substantial investment in time in building a large Open Office database. When I try to open it, I receive a message wanting to convert it, apparently in the presentation mode. Would appreciate help with his.
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Re: Databases are being opened as presentations

Postby RPG » Wed Sep 07, 2011 6:52 pm

Hello

Only one database or more?
Did you have a backup?
Maybe there is a backup in your userprofile. someplace/openOffice/user/backup

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Re: Databases are being opened as presentations

Postby RoryOF » Wed Sep 07, 2011 6:55 pm

Has your database a filetype such as .odb? If not, that may be the problem.
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Re: Databases are being opened as presentations

Postby Compmary » Thu Sep 08, 2011 5:10 am

All databases have been corrupted, and yes they are odb extensions.
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Database corruption remedies

Postby DACM » Thu Sep 08, 2011 7:33 am

[Tutorial] Recovering a damaged odb file

...if a general purpose zip archive tool can't open the .odb file, then try a more specialized zip file-repair tool:
See also:
And finally, consider: [Tutorial] Avoid data loss by avoiding "Embedded databases"
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Warning: Avoid embedded databases --> Solution: Adopt a portable 'split database' folder
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