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Help - ASCII Filters

Postby Lou26 » Sun Mar 16, 2014 9:15 pm

Hi I'm new to the group and I need help

I done some work for college on open office I saved it then I came bk and it comes up with ASCII filters I don't know what to do, I have tried using different programs but it won't work
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Re: Help - ASCII Filters

Postby thomasjk » Sun Mar 16, 2014 9:36 pm

If you open the files do you see ###############. If so the files are corrupted. If not tell su what you do see.
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Re: Help - ASCII Filters

Postby Lou26 » Sun Mar 16, 2014 9:39 pm

Thats what i see, is there anything I can do
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Re: Help - ASCII Filters

Postby Bill » Sun Mar 16, 2014 9:54 pm

Did you turn on File History in Windows 8? If so, you can restore earlier versions of the file. Select the file in File Explorer, then click the Home button on the Ribbon and click the History icon.
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Re: Help - ASCII Filters

Postby Hagar Delest » Sun Mar 16, 2014 10:57 pm

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

Check the temporary folder of the system (see in OO Tools>Options>OO>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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