file xxx is corrupt and cannot be opened, when error is password

asked 2015-12-05 00:54:11 +0200

paulparker gravatar image

updated 2016-03-12 22:25:51 +0200

Alex Kemp gravatar image

First I am a happy libreoffice users :-)

When mis-typing password am seeing this ERROR message:

**The file 'Deleted.ods' is corrupt and therefore cannot be opened. LibreOffice can try to repair the file.

The corruption could be the result of document manipulation or of structural document damage due to data transmission. We recommend that you do not trust the content of the repaired document. Execution of macros is disabled for this document. Should LibreOffice repair the file?**

Attempt to repair the file may or may not work. After restoring from BackUp copies a few times, realized the ERROR was NOT corrupt file, rather typing error.

This ERROR consistent when type an incorrect password, then when type carefully file opens OK.

IMHO the message CORRUPT FILE is not correct, that correct message should be PASSWORD FAILED.

This happening since recently upgraded libreoffice to:
Name: libreoffice Version: 5.0.2.2-1.2 Arch: x86_64 Vendor: openSUSE Installed: Yes Status: up-to-date

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Since posted above, same result occurred, IMHO each time mistyped passwords.

IF this a planned reaction to faulty password, is safer to cancel out, then try again being more careful with what type.

Each time cancelled out, rather than select fix file, then tried open again, with correct password, the files opening fine.

Couple times tried fix file, fix attempt failed, so found myself searching for backup copies.

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paulparker gravatar imagepaulparker ( 2016-01-04 05:51:19 +0200 )edit