Is it safe to try and recover my Impress PPTX file?
While I was not able to repair the file or view it, I remembered that the handy backup feature was turned on - and found the directory where backup files were stored. And there it was, the majority of the work I'd done, safe and sound for finishing. SSR had the right idea from the beginning, I just hadn't realized it at the time.
While none of the other answers directly helped me, I still learned a lot and deeply appreciate all the help everyone gave me. Big thanks.
First time posting here.
Been using Libreoffice for years at this point on my Windows 7 machine, mostly for the Writer functionality and loving it as a Microsoft Office replacement. However, started using the Impress function; after probably five or six hours of work, the following happened:
-I did my compulsive save and resumed working on it;
-about two seconds later the program hung
-10 seconds go by and then Libreoffice closes
-Malwarebytes has a popup saying ransomware has been blocked.
I uninstalled Libreoffice and installed the newest stable version (I was at 5.4 something, now on 6.4 something) and looked up my issue. Apparently Libreoffice up to 5.6 had an exploit where people could inject malware?? Glad I upgraded.
Now, the file itself still exists but I get the following message with an attempt at opening it:
The file 'Group Slide Show.pptx' is corrupt and therefore cannot be opened. LibreOffice can try to repair the file.
The corruption could be the result of document manipulation or of structural document damage due to data transmission.
We recommend that you do not trust the content of the repaired document.
Execution of macros is disabled for this document.
Should LibreOffice repair the file?
I've hit "No" and been prompted if I want to view it as a "read-only" file, but Libreoffice then said that the document was corrupt and couldn't open it.
My main question is, is it safe to try and repair the file? Is there a way to retrieve/view some or all of the slides? Or is all that work gone?
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