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My file has been replaced with the # key

Postby Bicentric » Tue Jan 28, 2014 8:06 am

Hello everyone,

This is desperate now, this is an extremely important document that I was too stupid not to backup, well, I did backup however this was after Windows updated since I wanted to continue it on my Mac. This document determines if I stay on my college course or not. And well, when I opened it after Windows updated itself, I was presented with this...
dTDfM5E.png
http://i.imgur.com/dTDfM5E.png

Yes I have done some troubleshooting and no, not one automatic backup was saved! Can any of you guys help just in case there is some way of recovering it? If you can then I greatly, and I mean really greatly appreciate it if you can, since you're able to save me place on the course. Next time I will be smart enough to actually back up the file properly!

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/580 ... nology.zip
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Re: My file has been replaced with the # key

Postby Hagar Delest » Tue Jan 28, 2014 9:10 am

Hi and welcome to the forum!

Sadly, quite nothing to do, see: 22 pages term paper replaced with pound signs.

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 .odt and cross your fingers. If you have not rebooted, you might have those files still there.

If you want to help fix this problem, you can also do this survey created for this very problem: Document Recovery Survey.
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Re: My file has been replaced with the # key

Postby Bicentric » Tue Jan 28, 2014 9:12 am

Hagar Delest wrote:Hi and welcome to the forum!

Sadly, quite nothing to do, see: 22 pages term paper replaced with pound signs.

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 .odt and cross your fingers. If you have not rebooted, you might have those files still there.

If you want to help fix this problem, you can also do this survey created for this very problem: Document Recovery Survey.
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Yeah that's the topic I saw, I posted this one in an attempt to see if it was recoverable just by chance, anyway, no need to worry anymore, I have started writing it again extremely fast, it won't get the grade I was expecting but at least I won't fail.
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Re: My file has been replaced with the # key

Postby Bill » Tue Jan 28, 2014 12:21 pm

If you are using Windows 7, try right-clicking the file and selecting "Restore previous versions".
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