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Document Recovery after blue screen

Discussion in 'All Other Software' started by sinspired, Feb 17, 2013.

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  1. sinspired

    sinspired Thread Starter

    Feb 17, 2013
    As a writer, I rely rather heavily on my OpenOffice software to keep my stories. Occasionally my computer blue screens but at this point, I don't worry about it because it isn't virus-related and I cannot afford a new computer.
    I saved a 26-page story on OpenOffice Writer, and as soon as I saved it, it blue screened and restarted. I started it in normal mode. When I went to open the story again to make sure it saved okay, it prompted me asking for "ASCII Filter Options," including character set, default fonts, language, and paragraph break. When I clicked OK or Cancel, it said that my file was read-only. I never save them in read-only formats.
    Whether I opened a copy or the read-only format, my story was completely gone. It was reduced to 13 pages of nothing but #, repeated over and over again.
    I use a Windows 7 computer.
    Is there any way to get my story back? This is rather upsetting.
  2. Triple6

    Triple6 Moderator

    Dec 26, 2002
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    You shouldn't ignore the blue screens otherwise you end up with problems like this. Can you restore the story from a backup? The file wasn't saved in it's entirety or was corrupted when the system bluescreen.

    You can also check to see if there's an auto saved version of it by following this: http://www.ehow.com/how_5900734_recover-saved-files-open-office.html
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