Date: prev next · Thread: first prev next last
2014 Archives by date, by thread · List index

2014/1/10 Jacob Marioni <>

Hello. LibreOffice has been wonderful up until recently.

All of my ODT won't open properly. Every time I try to open a .odt file,
'ASCII Filter Options' comes up. These are all normal text files and this
has never happened before. When the filter options open up its set at:

-Character Set: Western European (Windows -125)
-Default Fonts: Times New Roman
-Language: English (USA)

I just clicked ok to try and start it, but when I do everything is gone and
turned into things like this:

a¼á>#ÉÖ=Ʊ…'è<¿#LK×Ú#5…ÛpU�Œë##“#2#îHLM†1“ŠG >Mò;ì¯mÊ6Ï#

This has affected All my old .odt files. My .txt files are fine. I can make
and save new .odt files fine without this problem happening. The only clue
have is that all this started happening when I got a virus a few months

This (the ASCII Filter options thing) indicate that LO don't recognize your
file as a valid ODT file. If you let the option as indicated, it mean that
your file is no longer a ZIP file (ODT are zip files), so I fear that their
recovery will be very hard (is possible at all). But, I might be mistaken,
so if one of these file doesn't contain sensitive informations, you could
try putting it online somewhere and link it here, so others may fiddle with
it and (hopefully) find a solution.

However, you indicate that you had a "virus". Do you know which one it was?
(usually antivirus software keep some sort of history). It's not out of the
question that something messed with your file (most likely encrypting
them), as CryptoLocker type of virus got some more activity recently.​​

To unsubscribe e-mail to:
Posting guidelines + more:
List archive:
All messages sent to this list will be publicly archived and cannot be deleted


Privacy Policy | Impressum (Legal Info) | Copyright information: Unless otherwise specified, all text and images on this website are licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 License. This does not include the source code of LibreOffice, which is licensed under the Mozilla Public License (MPLv2). "LibreOffice" and "The Document Foundation" are registered trademarks of their corresponding registered owners or are in actual use as trademarks in one or more countries. Their respective logos and icons are also subject to international copyright laws. Use thereof is explained in our trademark policy.