I closed a file and when I tried to open it again, about 10min later, I
received the following message: "Reading Error. Cannot read file". I have
no idea what may have happened: during such 10min I did nothing but surf
Facebook and the likes. Could anyone who is more computer-savvy
help me? This is my master thesis, which I was editing to publish as a
book. I have a lot backup copies of the thesis, but I would lose almost
two days of work if I could not fix this file...
This happened in two different computers, a Mac and a PC, so I'm pretty
sure the problem is in the file. Just for you to know, I was working on
the Mac when this happened. It is running OS X Mavericks.
I'm sorry to say that the file is indeed corrupted beyond any useful repair
(other than recovering the text, which Tom already did ;)
There might be an Autorecovery copy which you can go back to...
I never used LO in a Mac but I assume the same principles apply: you need to
go to Tools - Options - LibreOffice - Paths and check where your Backup
folder is. Then navigate to that folder using the Mac file manager and if
you are lucky there should be a Dissertação_etcetera.bak from a recent date.
Just copy the file to another folder, rename the copy from bak to odt and
open it using LO.
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