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how to fix a corrupted file [closed]

asked 2014-09-29 17:09:20 +0100

jason.m.greenlee gravatar image

I saved a text file of about 50 pages last night, and a backup of the file. This morning, it would only open 13 words. I used WordPad to try to open the file, and I see all the characters (50 pages) in glyphs. Can I recover this text somehow?

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answered 2014-09-29 17:28:52 +0100

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The file (if you saved as OpenDocument Text, ODT) is actually a zip file which you can rename to a .zip and unpack with some zip program. When you have unpacked it, you can inspect the contents. Text you have written should be readable in one of the resulting XML files.

You can read more about the file contents here: http://books.evc-cit.info/odbook/ch01... .

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XML files are also damaged! Annoying when it happens too often!

ssu gravatar imagessu ( 2018-04-20 00:52:18 +0100 )edit

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