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[Solved] Recovering "Corrupt" ODT File

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Hi, I have an ODT File that I was working on last night but, when I've come to open it today, says it's Corrupted and the internal Recovery Software can't open it. I tried a website called "OfficeRecovery" and it's able to recover the document and give me a "Demo", however half the document is censored and they want $39 for the full file.

My logic is, if they can recover it then the document is presumably all there, so I was just wondering if anyone here could help me open it? I've attached the file incase someone can help.

It's not the end of the world if it can't, however it's not really worth $39 to get it recovered and it's more just a pain because it's a boring document to write - typical it would be this one that corrupts!

Thank you in advance!
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Re: Recovering "Corrupt" ODT File

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As you are probably aware, .odt files are a zip archive; in your case the zip file has somehow been truncated and data lost. I can recover no useful data in the file you have uploaded - perhaps others may have slightly more success?

If you have a goodly portion of the contents from another source, my suggestion would be to use that as a basis for rebuilding the document.

For future peace of mind, you might consider installing the Timestamped backup extension, which will allow you to make multiple, timestamped backups of your document.
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It is also best to send the damaged file as it was _before_ any attempt to repair it.

I got similar results to robleyd in my attempt to repair it.
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An odt file is a zip file with the odt extension containing various xml files. If you rename it to .zip, there are a whole load of tools with free trials you could try to repair it with.

I've just tried one and it successfully extracted various parts of it - but unfortunately the most important file called content.xml was made into an empty folder not a file. You might have more success with others.
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Well, rather strange that someone managed to recover half the document when it appears there is not much left (only 12kiB and empty files as said in the previous posts). :shock:
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Having another look, not sure what I did wrong, how much of it is this?
Edit: I'm posting because it doesn't look sensitive information. If it is say.
Vent-AxiaVent-Axia is a renowned British ventilation company based in Crawley, West Sussex. Founded in 1933, Vent-Axia has been a pioneer of indoor air quality and ventilation solutions for over eight decades. They specialise in manufacturing and distributing a wide range of ventilation products, including air handling units and heat recovery systems. With a commitment to sustainability, they have earned a reputation for providing high-quality ventilation solutions to homes across Britain.Website: https://www.vent-axia.com/ NuaireNuaire has been at the forefront of the ventilation and air management industry since its establishment in 1966. Headquartered in Caerphilly, Wales, Nuaire has consistently delivered innovative solutions to improve indoor air quality and energy efficiency. With a rich history spanning over five decades, Nuaire specialises in manufacturing and distributing a wide range of ventilation products. Their commitment to sustainability has made them a trusted name in providing ventilation solutions across the United Kingdom.Website: https://www.nuaire.co.uk/ TitonTiton is a reputable British company, founded in 1972 and headquartered in Colchester, Essex. With experince stretching over five decades, Titon has firmly positioned itself as a premier manufacturer and supplier of ventilation solutions. Specialising in products designed to enhance indoor air quality, Titon's range includes mechanical ventilation systems and other ventilation accessories. Their commitment to sustainable design has earned them a strong reputation within the construction industry, in the United Kingdom.Website: https://www.titon.com/uk/ VectaireVectaire is a pioneering British company, based in High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire. Established in 1987, they have been at the forefront of the ventilation industry for over three decades. Vectaire specialises in designing and manufacturing innovative and energy-efficient ventilation solutions, including heat recovery units and whole-house ventilation systems. Their commitment to sustainability and indoor air quality has made them a trusted name in the UK's construction and building services sectors.Website: https://www.vectaire.co.uk/ BrookventBrookvent is a pioneering company hailing from Belfast, Northern Ireland. Established in 1984, this innovative company has been at the forefront of providing high-quality ventilation solutions for over three decades. Brookvent has dedicated itself to manufacturing and distributing a wide range of energy-efficient and sustainable ventilation products. They have become a trusted name in the industry across the UK due to their commitment to environmentally friendly practices.Website: https://brookvent.co.uk/ BrinkBrink HRV, headquartered in Newtownards, Northern Ireland, began producing ventilation units in 1982. With four decades of experience, Brink has become a trusted name in ventilation and heat recovery systems. They specialise in providing high-quality, energy-efficient Heat Recovery Ventilation (HRV) units that enhance indoor air quality while reducing heating costs. Committed to innovation and sustainability, Brink HRV continually strives to offer cutting-edge solutions for homes and businesses across the UK.Website: https://www.brinkhrv.com/ EnviroventEnvirovent, established in 1987, is a leading provider of ventilation solutions dedicated to improving indoor air quality across Britain. Headquarterd in Harrogate, North Yorkshire, Envirovent has become a trusted name in the industry, offering a wide range of products. Their commitment to sustainability has earned them a strong reputation for delivering effective ventilation solutions.Website: https://www.envirovent.com/ PolypipePolypipe, founded in 1980 and headquartered in Doncaster, South Yorkshire, is a leading manufacturer and supplier of innovative ventilation solutions. With history spanning over four decades, the company has consistently delivered high-quality products for applications, including heating and ventilation. Polypipe's commitment to environmentally responsible solutions have earned it a strong reputation in the industry across the United Kingdom.Website: https://www.polypipe.com/ Mr VentyMr Venty, a division of Envirovent, offers cutting-edge Mechanical Ventilation with Heat Recovery (MVHR) and Positive Input Ventilation (PIV) systems. Founded in 1987 and headquartered in Harrogate, North Yorkshire, Envirovent is a trusted leader in ventilation solutions. With decades of expertise, Mr Venty delivers reliable, high-quality ventilation solutions, tailored to the needs of residential and commercial properties.Website: https://www.envirovent.com/ XpelairXpelair, a division of the Glen Dimplex Group, is a leading provider of innovative ventilation systems. Headquartered in Peterborough, UK, Xpelair leverages the resources and expertise of its parent company to offer cutting-edge air filtration solutions. Xpelair delivers high-quality products, shaping the future of indoor air quality management, and setting the standard for the industry.Website: https://www.xpelair.co.uk/ BlaubergFounded in 1900 in Bavaria, Germany, Blauberg Environmental Systems has evolved into a renowned European supplier of air ventilation equipment. Now based in Munich, Blauberg is one of the world's largest manufacturers of household ventilation products. With a century-long commitment to research and development, Blauberg a wide array of products and operates in 110 countries. Blauberg's name originates from the German words "Blau" for blue and "Berg" for mountains, symbolising the company's commitment to fresh air and natural beauty.Website: https://www.blauberg.co.uk/ BeamFounded in 1977, Beam Ventilation has been a pioneer in delivering innovative ventilation solutions for residential, commercial and industrial sectors. Headquartered in Magherafelt, Co. L'Derry, Northern Ireland, Beam Ventilation focuses on improving indoor air quality and comfort. Beam offers a wide range of products, including heat recovery ventilation (HRV) systems and air purification units. With decades of experience, Beam Ventilation continues to lead the way in providing efficient and sustainable ventilation solutions.Website: https://www.beamcentralsystems.com/ PaulPaul Heat Recovery Scotland serves as the Scottish distributor for Paul Wärmerückgewinnung, a German-based company. Founded in 1994 by Eberhard Paul, the company developed the innovative counterflow heat exchanger, which revolutionised MVHR. PAUL Heat Recovery Scotland proudly represents one of the most respected brands for Passivhaus certified MVHR systems.Website: https://www.paulheatrecovery.co.uk/ DomusWith a legacy spanning over 30 years, Domus Ventilation stands as a market-leading manufacturer of innovative ventilation systems. Now part of the Genuit Group, Domus Ventilation operates from its cutting-edge production facilities located in South Wales. Specialising in ventilation products for both domestic and light commercial buildings Domus is committed to revolutionising environmental standards. With a focus on sustainability and performance, Domus continues to lead the way in shaping the future of ventilation technology.Website: https://domusventilation.co.uk/ ZehnderFounded in 1895 as a family-run mechanical workshop in Switzerland, Zehnder has evolved into a leading provider of ventilation solutions. Still owned by the Zehnder family, the company has upheld a commitment to innovation and excellence for over 125 years. From humble beginnings to its current status as a global leader, Zehnder exemplifies its dedication to providing top-quality ventilation solutions.Website: https://www.zehnder.co.uk/ AirflowIn 1965, Airflow Developments was founded by Alexander Conner Wilson, using his expertise in fan design and air dynamics. Since then, Airflow has become a global leader in ventilation solutions, renowned for its commitment to innovation, quality and reliability. With a team of experts in air movement, the company has consistently delivered cutting-edge products that meet stringent requirements.Website: https://www.airflow.com/ MonsoonAs part of National Ventilation, Monsoon Ventilation stands as a leading manufacturer and supplier of ventilation solutions in the UK. Monsoon Ventilation specialises in innovative, energy-saving ventilation solutions, catering to domestic, commercial and industrial applications. With over 30 years experience, Monsoon’s mission is to offer cutting-edge solutions that ensure optimal indoor air quality.Website: https://www.nationalventilation.co.uk/ GreenwoodEstablished in 1879, Greenwood is a market leader in SMART ventilation systems for residential markets. Owned by the Zehnder Group, they prioritise performance and sustainability from their Carbon Neutral head office. They ensure top-quality ventilation experiences for installers and homeowners alike, investing in product excellence and service innovation.Website: https://www.greenwood.co.uk/ ManroseEstablished in 1987, Manrose is a leading UK manufacturer specialising in domestic ventilation fans and equipment. Their diverse product range includes mechanical extract ventilation fans, heat recovery devices, hand dryers, electrical heating systems and cooling products. They prioritise energy efficiency, incorporating features like humidistat-controlled fans. Committed to their founding principles, they deliver high-quality, British-made solutions trusted for their reliability and innovation.Website: https://www.manrose.co.uk/ Itho DaalderopIn 2011, two Dutch installation companies, “Itho” and “Daalderop”, with roots dating back to 1919 and 1880 respectively, merged. Itho Daalderop is a leading provider of heating, hot water, ventilation, and control technology solutions. They are renowned for their innovative products and commitment to creating comfortable, healthy, and energy-efficient indoor climates. With all products developed and manufactured in-house, their presence extends across Europe, with locations in the Netherlands, England and Belgium.Website: https://www.ithouk.co.uk/ UbbinkUbbink is a division of the Ubbink Centrotherm Group, part of Centrotec SE, a global leader in energy-efficient building technology. Established in 1896 in Doesburg, The Netherlands, Ubbink has expanded internationally with subsidiaries in Belgium, France and the United Kingdom. With manufacturing facilities in The Netherlands, Germany, United States and China, Ubbink is dedicated to providing solutions for energy-efficient buildings.Website: https://www.ubbink.com/gb/ VorticeVortice is a global leader in ventilation and air handling, operating in over 90 countries. With headquarters are in Tribiano, Italy, they are supported by subsidiaries like Vortice UK across Europe, Asia and South America. The company expanded with the Vortice Ventilation System in China and Vortice Latam in Costa Rica. Vortice maintains a strong global presence through a network of over 100 business partners.Website: https://www.vortice.com/en/ AerauliqaAerauliqa, based in Italy, specialises in developing and marketing ventilation units for residential, commercial, industrial and agricultural settings. Their expertise in fan engineering ensures seamless integration with any indoor environment while prioritis
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Edit: that was just extracting the files with 7-Zip the zip utility.
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The file appears to have been truncated. There probably isn't any more content that can be recovered. I couldn't extract the content, but opening the file with a hex editor shows content.xml at the end of the archive. Using 7Zip to list the files in the archive also shows content.xml at the end of the archive and an error "Unexpected end of archive."
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The end of the file is
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Giving just a few more characters
sing Indoor Air Q
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Re: Recovering "Corrupt" ODT File

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Thank you so much for this, that looks like it's pretty much the whole document - Maybe it's missing a line or so at the bottom but I'd say that's basically 99%. Thank you, I really appreciate you taking the time to do that! :D
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Thank you everyone else for taking the time to reply, leaving ideas and for helping, it's very appreciated! :)
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