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    Recovering a corrupt file

    Hi All

    The following file has become corrupt. I make use of it in my daily operations and unfortunately it has all my clients' emails stored...No backup as it was recovered after my hard drive crashed. is there any way to restore this file...
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    Re: Recovering a corrupt file

    Hi,

    I don't know what that file is, but there are no email addresses in it anywhere.
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    Re: Recovering a corrupt file

    Even Open Office is not able to recover it and this is what I get
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    Re: Recovering a corrupt file

    Hi Guys

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    I used WordPad and got the same result....
    @ xlnitwit
    This was a file that housed all my clients' email addresses - thousands" and code that sent off Marketing Emails with attachments...
    Have no idea how this became so corrupt when it was recovered after been deleted....

    Very sad

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    Re: Recovering a corrupt file

    The contents look to me mostly like RegEx and internet search results. I cannot see anything resembling an email address in there unfortunately.

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    Re: Recovering a corrupt file

    I also tried your file with 10 recovery softwares but none of them is able to recover it.

    All says the file is severely damaged or with a message saying no data found

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    Re: Recovering a corrupt file

    Very sad...Back to the drawing board I guess lol....
    Thanks guys for all your effort.

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