Renamed a document and it zipped itself

Asked by Stuart Calderbank on 2019-10-05

I have a long document - 172,000 words,

I renamed it.

After I hit return, it had become a zipped file.

And I can't open it.

Any help would be gratefully received.

Thanks.

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Manfred Hampl (m-hampl) said : #1

For diagnostic purposes please provide the output that you receive for the following commands (to be executed in a terminal window)

uname -a
lsb_release -crid
file /directory/and/name/of/your/problematic/file

What was the old name, and what is then new name of the file?
Which program did you use for renaming the file?
Did you also change the file extension (very last part of the file name)?

Stuart Calderbank (stew7pot) said : #2

 I just checked. I'd inadvertently deleted the file extension - odt.

 I've renamed it again to include that and now I have my file back.

Thank you

Stuart Calderbank (stew7pot) said : #3

 Thank you.

I looked to see what the file extension was.

It turned out that I'd deleted it - it should have been odt.
I've renamed it again including odt and I now have my file back.

    On Saturday, 5 October 2019, 16:03:06 BST, Manfred Hampl <email address hidden> wrote:

 Your question #684713 on Ubuntu changed:
https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+question/684713

    Status: Open => Needs information

Manfred Hampl requested more information:
For diagnostic purposes please provide the output that you receive for
the following commands (to be executed in a terminal window)

uname -a
lsb_release -crid
file /directory/and/name/of/your/problematic/file

What was the old name, and what is then new name of the file?
Which program did you use for renaming the file?
Did you also change the file extension (very last part of the file name)?

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