Cant open calc document from external harddisk

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Cant open calc document from external harddisk

Postby csd » Thu Oct 25, 2018 9:00 pm

Hello

I was trying to open a calc document from a harddisk I have connected to my laptop.
When i click it another window opens (my version is in danish so I hope to translate correctly)

On the top it says Tekst import then further down the page its says Unicode and languages is set to Standard Danish Have uploaded a screen shot of the pop up window

There is more things in the pop up window but i cant really do much else than press the OK button and after that and empty cal document opens and thats it the content isnt there but the doc. is 124 kb so its in there just cant open it

Had another cal doc. on the same harddisk but that opens with no problems

the doc I cant open has both text and calculations in it

Could it be a problem Im trying to open it on the new version when its made on and older version of open office (would be wierd when I can open another old cal doc)

Hope some one can help as its and impotant file :D

Regards Carsten
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Re: Cant open calc document from external harddisk

Postby RoryOF » Thu Oct 25, 2018 9:13 pm

The ASCII filter you describe indicates that OpenOffice cannot understand the file. I suggest you copy the file to the local hard disk and see if it will open there.
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Re: Cant open calc document from external harddisk

Postby csd » Thu Oct 25, 2018 9:35 pm

Hello RoryOF

Thanks for the reply I have tried to copy it to the hard drive on my laptop with the same result tried open it with a program i found called Ultra office suite that program just made 25 pages with this sign #

I think its so wierd if Open office cant understand..... as its and open office file im trying to open.
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Re: Cant open calc document from external harddisk

Postby RoryOF » Thu Oct 25, 2018 9:44 pm

The ### indicate that the file is corrupt and that there will be no usable content in it. This may have occurred because the fiie was not properly written to the external drive, or that this drive was disconnected or the computer powered down before the write was finished.
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Re: Cant open calc document from external harddisk

Postby csd » Thu Oct 25, 2018 9:53 pm

I am starting to think that too...

The file may have been open as I often just closed the laptop without turning it off and then when my laptop refused to power up the next day this file was maybe not saved

well thx again
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Re: Cant open calc document from external harddisk

Postby RoryOF » Thu Oct 25, 2018 9:58 pm

That explains what has happened. Try the methods in
[Tutorial] How to find and un-delete AOO temporary files

to try to find an erased temporary file.
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