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corrupt .odt file

LibreOffice 3.4.4 OOO340m1 (Build:402)
Ubuntu 11.10 oneiric


Hello Mailinglist,

the odt file for storing my workresults is broken.
I did not backup the file for the past 19 days.
So it does hurt :(

Here is what happened:

I was rendering XSL to PDF, which consumed lots of system-resources.
The system was not responding properly anymore.
I got impatient and pressed the reset button.

-rw-rw-r-- 1 jan  jan  2735419 2012-02-21 14:05 2012-02-02_LSF14.odt
-rw-rw-r-- 1 jan  jan        0 2012-02-21 14:05 .~lock.2012-02-02_LSF14.odt#

As you can see above there is a .~lock file.
Which means that the system was busy doing something with the file when
i pressed reset.

http://12monkeys.dyndns.org/media/2012-02-02_LSF14_corrupt.odt 2735419
2012-02-21 14:05 2012-02-02_LSF14_corrupt.odt
http://12monkeys.dyndns.org/media/2012-02-02_LSF14_proper.odt     
1402415 2012-02-02 15:16 2012-02-02_LSF14_proper.odt

I would be super happy if you could help me fixing the corrupt file.

Greetings from Berlin,

Jan Kessinger




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Tom Tom
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Re: corrupt .odt file

Hi :)
I think start by deleting the ~lock file, or at least hide it in a zip-file you make for it.  Then just see how your file looks and if it's close enough to easily re-create the missing data (if there is anything missing). 

When you say you have no back-up do have have a copy on usb-stick, an emailed copy or some other computer or network-share?  Sometimes people don't realise that they have backed something up in that way and don't think of them as back-ups as it's not formal and deliberate.  'Accidental' back-ups are just as good tho! :)

Also check the
Tools - Options - Paths
to see where LO might be saving back-ups if you have enabled that option. 
Regards from
Tom :)


--- On Wed, 22/2/12, Jan Kessinger <[hidden email]> wrote:

From: Jan Kessinger <[hidden email]>
Subject: [libreoffice-users] corrupt .odt file
To: [hidden email]
Date: Wednesday, 22 February, 2012, 7:10

LibreOffice 3.4.4 OOO340m1 (Build:402)
Ubuntu 11.10 oneiric


Hello Mailinglist,

the odt file for storing my workresults is broken.
I did not backup the file for the past 19 days.
So it does hurt :(

Here is what happened:

I was rendering XSL to PDF, which consumed lots of system-resources.
The system was not responding properly anymore.
I got impatient and pressed the reset button.

-rw-rw-r-- 1 jan  jan  2735419 2012-02-21 14:05 2012-02-02_LSF14.odt
-rw-rw-r-- 1 jan  jan        0 2012-02-21 14:05 .~lock.2012-02-02_LSF14.odt#

As you can see above there is a .~lock file.
Which means that the system was busy doing something with the file when i pressed reset.

http://12monkeys.dyndns.org/media/2012-02-02_LSF14_corrupt.odt 2735419 2012-02-21 14:05 2012-02-02_LSF14_corrupt.odt
http://12monkeys.dyndns.org/media/2012-02-02_LSF14_proper.odt     1402415 2012-02-02 15:16 2012-02-02_LSF14_proper.odt

I would be super happy if you could help me fixing the corrupt file.

Greetings from Berlin,

Jan Kessinger




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Tom Tom
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Hi :)
Hmm, something else is to make a copy of the .odt and rename it's file-ending from .odt to .zip and then double-click to open it in an archive manager.  Inside there the file
contents.xml
might contain a lot of the data.  It's easier to read in non-Windows platforms or use a decent text-editor such as Notepad++ or SciTe or something.  Notepad can't colour-code the tags and things which makes it difficult to separate the tags from the contents visually.  Most other platforms have a decent text-editor by default. 

Look for the words "Plain text" in the status-bar and click on it or hunt in the "View" menu for an option to display the file as html, or css, or xml instead of viewing as plain text. 
Regards from
Tom :)


--- On Wed, 22/2/12, Jan Kessinger <[hidden email]> wrote:

From: Jan Kessinger <[hidden email]>
Subject: [libreoffice-users] corrupt .odt file
To: [hidden email]
Date: Wednesday, 22 February, 2012, 7:10

LibreOffice 3.4.4 OOO340m1 (Build:402)
Ubuntu 11.10 oneiric


Hello Mailinglist,

the odt file for storing my workresults is broken.
I did not backup the file for the past 19 days.
So it does hurt :(

Here is what happened:

I was rendering XSL to PDF, which consumed lots of system-resources.
The system was not responding properly anymore.
I got impatient and pressed the reset button.

-rw-rw-r-- 1 jan  jan  2735419 2012-02-21 14:05 2012-02-02_LSF14.odt
-rw-rw-r-- 1 jan  jan        0 2012-02-21 14:05 .~lock.2012-02-02_LSF14.odt#

As you can see above there is a .~lock file.
Which means that the system was busy doing something with the file when i pressed reset.

http://12monkeys.dyndns.org/media/2012-02-02_LSF14_corrupt.odt 2735419 2012-02-21 14:05 2012-02-02_LSF14_corrupt.odt
http://12monkeys.dyndns.org/media/2012-02-02_LSF14_proper.odt     1402415 2012-02-02 15:16 2012-02-02_LSF14_proper.odt

I would be super happy if you could help me fixing the corrupt file.

Greetings from Berlin,

Jan Kessinger




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nabbler nabbler
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Re: corrupt .odt file

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On 22/02/2012, Jan Kessinger <[hidden email]> wrote:
>
> I was rendering XSL to PDF, which consumed lots of system-resources.

Being curious, are you using XSL-FO? If so, surprising to read that
"system-resources" are being consumed.

> The system was not responding properly anymore.
> I got impatient and pressed the reset button.
>
> -rw-rw-r-- 1 jan  jan  2735419 2012-02-21 14:05 2012-02-02_LSF14.odt
> -rw-rw-r-- 1 jan  jan        0 2012-02-21 14:05 .~lock.2012-02-02_LSF14.odt#
>
> As you can see above there is a .~lock file.
>
> I would be super happy if you could help me fixing the corrupt file.
>

Suggest you copy these files to another directory.
Try opening these copied files using LO.
Also try using abiword.
Using a text editor such as jedit, which is able to open odt files
using the jedit archive plugin.

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Dag Wieers Dag Wieers
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Re: corrupt .odt file

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On Wed, 22 Feb 2012, Jan Kessinger wrote:

> the odt file for storing my workresults is broken.
> I did not backup the file for the past 19 days.
> So it does hurt :(
>
> Here is what happened:
>
> I was rendering XSL to PDF, which consumed lots of system-resources.
> The system was not responding properly anymore.
> I got impatient and pressed the reset button.
>
> -rw-rw-r-- 1 jan  jan  2735419 2012-02-21 14:05 2012-02-02_LSF14.odt
> -rw-rw-r-- 1 jan  jan        0 2012-02-21 14:05 .~lock.2012-02-02_LSF14.odt#
>
> As you can see above there is a .~lock file.
> Which means that the system was busy doing something with the file when i
> pressed reset.
>
> http://12monkeys.dyndns.org/media/2012-02-02_LSF14_corrupt.odt 2735419
> 2012-02-21 14:05 2012-02-02_LSF14_corrupt.odt
> http://12monkeys.dyndns.org/media/2012-02-02_LSF14_proper.odt     1402415
> 2012-02-02 15:16 2012-02-02_LSF14_proper.odt
>
> I would be super happy if you could help me fixing the corrupt file.

The files are no longer there. Does it mean your problem is solved ?

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Jan Kessinger Jan Kessinger
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Re: corrupt .odt file

Am 23.02.2012 00:04, schrieb Dag Wieers:
>
> The files are no longer there. Does it mean your problem is solved ?
>
Now i know for sure that the inofrmation is gone forever.

Solved.


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