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From Hagar Delest <>
Subject Re: Secure Password Problem
Date Mon, 05 Aug 2013 20:03:28 GMT
Check the temporary folder of the system (see in OO menu Tools>Options>OO>Paths).
If there are folders like sgmlf.tmp with a file having the same name inside, make a copy of
that file, rename it in .ods and cross your fingers. If you have not rebooted, you might have
those files still there.

NB: I hope you were using ODF (.ods). If it was a .xls, I doubt there is something to do.

Good luck!


Le 05/08/2013 21:33, Duffield a écrit :

> I have very few password protected documents but have one Calc document
> which is very important to me that I protect with a very secure password.
> Fortunately, I periodically do a Save As of this document and retain many
> of the previous copies even though the contents have been superseded by the
> newest file.
> I use the same password for all copies of this file so I know what the
> correct password is.  I have not changed this password in years.
> My problem is that the password for the newest copy of this Calc document
> seemingly has become corrupted and the correct password will no longer open
> it.
> This all seems to have come about as a result of some blue screens while
> the file was open, caused by a failed memory module.  Once I removed the
> defective memory and got the computer working correctly again, I discovered
> I could no longer access my Calc document because my password no longer
> works.
> My question is, is there any file recovery I can run for this document
> which might restore the password to what it is supposed to be?  I am using
> Open Office v3.4.1 on a Win XP Pro SP3 pc.
> I can abandon this corrupted file but it does contain the most current
> information which is not available in the most recent preceding file.  It
> is not a traumatic event but will be a definite inconvenience if I have to
> abandon this corrupted file.
> Any suggestions offered will be appreciated, even if I end up failing in my
> effort.
> Thank you,
> Bob

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