[nSLUG] Calc file recovery help
trina.hanson79 at gmail.com
Tue Feb 19 17:34:10 AST 2013
> > So, I was working on a calc file...
> That would be "calc" as in "SuperCalc" or "VisiCalc"?
> Viz. spreadsheet data?
*** This would be in calc as in Openoffice Calc (their spreadsheet
*** I saved it as a xls file so that I could share it with Window users
using MS Office.
> Is this Ubuntu? Windows? Not a sneering question. I've never used a
> GUI where anything like this happens.
*** This would be Ubuntu 10.04.
> Now I'm really lost. Are you looking to Google to find a corrupted
> file on your own machine? Or for file recovery tools or methods? Or
> are you using Ubuntu's "Dash" [shudder] that searches the net when you
> try to search your own local filesystem?
*** I meant that I had tried doing some research on google about the
issue, however, I was unable to find anything that was of any real use.
This is a file that is on my hard drive on my computer.
> If this is a Linux box, I would go for something like:
> locate '*.xls*'
*** When I do this I see all the files on my computer that end in .xls.
> locate '*.xls*' | grep [something_resembing_your_original_filename]
when I type in the following:
"locate *.xls | grep lgbtmovies.xls"
it shows me the file that I have on the desktop.
The issue here is that the file is too small to be the real file.
> Not being condescending here. I really don't understand your context.
*** I hope this better helps you understanding of the issue. :)
Thank you for the help.
-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
More information about the nSLUG