General input/output error on file that can view, not open

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General input/output error on file that can view, not open

Postby tadpole » Thu Aug 27, 2020 6:58 pm

Was working on an RTF file MS Word document that had been working on for a while and did a couple of actions too quickly and OpenOffice 4.1.3 crashed.

When the recovery box came up all but that file was recovered and I recieved a "general input/output" error message.

On other occasions another message "file format error found at 1186,7" popped up.

Yet again, other times a dialogue box came up offering to open a copy of the file for editing or a "read only" version.

Now if I try to open that file or the previous versions of it (saved) nothing happens!!

When I look at the folder containing the file and click on it the preview pane shows the file (frustrating if I have to retype all 176 kB of it from scratch - mind you, it seems to be missing a chunk at the back end of the file as well)

Please help to solve this.

Thanks.
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Re: General input/output error on file that can view, not op

Postby RoryOF » Thu Aug 27, 2020 7:42 pm

Try starting WordPad, then using its /File /Open to select and open the file in question.
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