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    .odt file corrupted :frown:

    hi

    i tried to open an .odt file today but i get the message "file corrupted". i sync important files with Ubuntu one but so far i cant restore a previously saved version.

    i didnt have the back up option activated

    i tried opening it as zip. but all i get is error...
    open office recovery tool retrieves an empty file.

    any suggestions???

    i only have a 2 month old copy of the original .


    ive attached the file in case someone more experienced wants to try ....
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    Last edited by paxh2o; April 9th, 2012 at 01:23 PM.

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    Re: .odt file corrupted :frown:

    I tried recovering in OpenOffice but just get a blank file. The file is only 48k in size.

    p.s. perhaps look in trash for old copy?

    or try this in terminal locate *.odt
    Last edited by dragonfly41; April 9th, 2012 at 10:04 AM.

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    Re: .odt file corrupted :frown:

    Quote Originally Posted by dragonfly41 View Post
    I tried recovering in OpenOffice but just get a blank file. The file is only 48k in size.

    p.s. perhaps look in trash for old copy?

    thanks!
    yes its not a big file... actually the last available copy i have is 44.5k
    and i get the blank file as well....

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    Re: .odt file corrupted :frown:

    I tried it in LibreOffice 3.5 but still get an empty file in that.

    Also attempted to open it in Abiword, which manages to get nothing but a load of garbage, and a couple of pages of ??????????????? at the end of the 55 pages, so no use at all.
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    Re: .odt file corrupted :frown:

    my guess is that ubuntu one lost part of the files (as would normally appear in the .zip file) while trying to sync the file due to bad connection. But shouldnt there be a trace of my last saved file on my hard disc?? do u think its possible to restore it as if it was a deleted file ??

    i mean sync like.... check..... delete.... replace, im i right?

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    Re: .odt file corrupted :frown:

    Lost or corrupted files in Libre Office is not as uncommon as we'd like it seems. I've read some places that there's an issue with with .odt and ext4 file systems. If you do a forum search for lost files+ .odt or lost files+libre office you'll find some company, sorry to say. I've taken to keeping current versions on a FAT32 flash drive as well as the hard drive. So far so good but then i haven't created anything which I would be well and truly screwed if I lost it. Critical files are the most prone to corruption and loss in my experience.

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    Re: .odt file corrupted :frown:

    yes, ive done my homework! i ve seen similar cases around here. funny thing is most corrupted files come from students either masters or phds. i feel sorry for us poor students

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