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When I attempt to open my database it opens up an error message with Writer instead, where has my database gone?

asked 2017-10-20 18:41:23 +0200

FriedeLei gravatar image

Windows 10 operating system New computer, lenovo

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This is the message in the writer page which opens instead of the database. ####Configurations2/floater/PK########xœPK################CoPK########zœPK################database/propertiesm‘ÁnÂ0

FriedeLei gravatar imageFriedeLei ( 2017-10-20 18:42:31 +0200 )edit

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answered 2017-10-20 19:41:14 +0200

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Hello,

Unfortunately, something within the .odb (actually a zipped folder with a number of files) has gotten corrupted. There are too many ways this can happen as to give you a specific answer on how or what. With some effort, it may be possible to salvage some of it by extracting pieces. Tedious process. Hopefully you have a backup copy.

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I have a back up, unfortunately it wasn't completely current. But most is better than none. Is there a direction you can point me in so that this doesn't happen again?

FriedeLei gravatar imageFriedeLei ( 2017-10-20 21:35:30 +0200 )edit

Good for you - you're correct most better than none! No way to say or do anything so it doesn't happen again - don't know what caused this specific case. The two thing to help, Backups (as you have) and don't use the default embedded DB but rather a split. If you don't have a split DB yet, see my answer on this post for some guidance.

If this answers your question please click on the ✔ (upper left area of answer).

Ratslinger gravatar imageRatslinger ( 2017-10-20 21:59:46 +0200 )edit
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answered 2017-10-21 01:20:55 +0200

floris v gravatar image

The corruption may be caused by shutting down the computer with the power switch instead of the standard shut down procedure . In that case, Libre and Windows may not have time enough to write cashed content to the hard drive, resulting in data loss or file corruption.

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