Corrupt ODS file doesn't open

Hi! :wink:

I was working on an ODS file and the electricity shut down. It came back in 5min. When the system was ready I opened again the file and click Yes to recover the file. Actually nothing happened. The file doesn’t open now.

When I open the file LibreOffice offers me to choose what file I’m opening for example:

  • Text CSV
  • ODF Formula
  • EPS Encapsulated Postscript

    and so on.

Nothing works actually. The file is absolutely corrupted.

Could please advise how to fix this problem?

Things you might want to try:

  • Using open dialog to locate the file and try to open it.
  • Renaming .ods file to .zip file and trying to extract contents of that.
  • Fix the ZIP file using any ZIP repair tool and repeat previous steps.

But most likely you are unlucky.

If you were lucky enough to have the Backup Option enabled, that might help you recover your document. See this question for more details: Have replaced file and need to replace with previous version... how?