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corrupted ods file [closed]

asked 2016-03-07 18:53:23 +0200

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updated 2020-08-11 22:05:09 +0200

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I had a .ods spreadsheet on a thumbdrive. Last time I tried to save it, LibreOffice said the file was corrupted. Since then, I tried to open it once but it opens in LibreOffice writer and all I can see are some glyphs. The size of the file is about the same as the size of the file of the last back-up (unfortunately this was about a month ago). Then I copied it: I tried to unzip it, but the produced file does not look like an xml file. I tried to open it under MS Excel, but the result was the same as with LO.

Auto-backup was not enabled and my last backup was about one month ago.

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Please edit the question to indicate platform and LO version. Thanks.

oweng gravatar imageoweng ( 2016-03-08 00:11:32 +0200 )edit

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answered 2016-03-08 00:10:14 +0200

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I had a .ods spreadsheet on a thumbdrive.

Avoid saving directly to USB devices. They are known to have problems in general and are designed for data portability rather than as a HDD replacement. GNU/Linux has revealed a problem with the polling of USB devices. Try repeating the problem by saving to the local HDD.

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Thanks for your answer... sometimes it's just easier to edit the files on a thumb drive...

AlexCaseiro gravatar imageAlexCaseiro ( 2016-03-14 10:40:35 +0200 )edit

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