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From Martin Groenescheij <Mar...@Groenescheij.COM>
Subject Re: Secure Password Problem
Date Tue, 06 Aug 2013 01:40:09 GMT

On 6/08/2013 7:38 AM, Duffield wrote:
> Unfortunately, the blue screens took care of the rebooting question-there
> have been innumerable reboots since this problem appeared.
>
> I know that when a reboot has been forced while an OO file is open, during
> the boot up process OO gives the option to recover the file (but from that
> point on it is a Read-Only file and cannot be changed).
To my knowledge you can save-as the recovered document in an other 
directory or with a new name in the same directory.
>    Knowing that
> limitation, I gave up trying to recover under those circumstanced and just
> cancelled out of the offer.  It was only after I had done that that the
> corrupted password problem appeared.  I was hoping I might be able to force
> a recovery without being prompted to do so during boot up.
>
> Yes, it was an ODF file.  Although numerous reboots have passed, I will
> still look at the temporary files to see if I find anything, on an off
> chance.  Thank you very much for the tip.
>
> Bob
>
>
>
>
>
> On Mon, Aug 5, 2013 at 12:03 PM, Hagar Delest <hagar.delest@laposte.net>wrote:
>
>> 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!
>>
>> Hagar
>>
>> 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 of the previous copies even though the contents have been superseded by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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