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Old 01-18-2015, 06:41 PM   #1
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unable to open files info from my documents file


from the desk top i open documents file , i have multiple folders but no information Clearly what iam see is the background. how do i fix this perhaps i have deleted some thing wwhich has created the problem .

OPENING A FILE i receive multiple notification from OKULAR SAYING CANNOT OPEN FILE AND QUOTES FILES WHICH HAD BEEN DELETED .
ANY SUGGESTION ON HOW I CAN FIX THE DEFECTS .
 
Old 01-18-2015, 08:35 PM   #2
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What are the formats of the files you are trying to open?

Can you post the precise error message (being sure to surround it with "code" tags for readability--they become available when you click the "Go Advanced" button just to the right of the "Post" button at the bottom of the compose post window)?
 
Old 01-19-2015, 02:42 AM   #3
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You mentioned okular right? Well, I guess you are trying to open some pdf files. You will often find pdf getting damaged with due course of time. I remember having this kind of trouble during my college days. I used to download a pdf file and it worked well. Just after a month or so often those files used to get damaged and did not open properly. Though it was not the same case with all the files.
 
Old 01-19-2015, 12:52 PM   #4
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Originally Posted by lemon09 View Post
You mentioned okular right? Well, I guess you are trying to open some pdf files. You will often find pdf getting damaged with due course of time. I remember having this kind of trouble during my college days. I used to download a pdf file and it worked well. Just after a month or so often those files used to get damaged and did not open properly. Though it was not the same case with all the files.
WHAT?!?!

PDF files don't just get "damaged" over time. They're like any other normal file, albeit most of them are non-modifiable, more like a JPEG or GIF image file. If you don't try to modify the file, then absolutely nothing should happen to the file.

@OP

"Quotes files which had been deleted" ... are you trying to view files which are in your Trash? If so, you probably can NOT view them, but have to restore them first before trying to view or edit them.

I'd recommend you also answer frankbell's question about what the file extensions are as well.
 
Old 01-19-2015, 01:14 PM   #5
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PDF files don't just get "damaged" over time.
I really have faced the problem myself. Even I was shocked by this mere fact but it did. I remember downloading an ebook which opened up perfectly with a pdf viewer. But then after a few months I tried open the same file again and Alas!!! It said the file(s) might have been corrupted. Though rare but it happens. I never happened to have seen a similar output for other file types.
 
Old 01-19-2015, 08:18 PM   #6
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Are these *.info files?

The *.info file extension is used for several different types of files.
 
Old 01-20-2015, 09:53 PM   #7
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frank thanks for response on okular the message reads could not open file :///home /john/documents/printer specs pdf.
the other notifications follow the same format but not all are pdf
on the opening of documents both the my documents and my home folders show the same things
what we see are shown as individual files adobe cache java mozelle config

it appears what we have is the files that the system needs to run etc and this shoud be in the back ground


I guess files that have been deleted should sit somewhere in the system so how do I access them as I have sought to do so but without success

hope things improve and thanks for the input
 
Old 01-21-2015, 01:57 PM   #8
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really have faced the problem myself. Even I was shocked by this mere fact but it did. I remember downloading an ebook which opened up perfectly with a pdf viewer. But then after a few months I tried open the same file again and Alas!!!
That is called DRM
it was not a bad file
BUT an INTENTIONAL killing of the file by the ?? "CR" holder
!! - GO Apollo 1201 !!! "the decade we KILLED OFF DRM "

( the 1202 was the error on Apollo 11 LEM "eagle" )



Quote:
:///home /john/documents/printer specs pdf.
trying to open that location will NOT be possible
-- unless that line has many typos in it and is not correct--

see that blank space after "home" should NOT be there
also if you are using the terminal to open it you WILL NEED!!!! to use double quotes to handle those BLANK SPACES IN THE NAME
and the name of the folder is ALSO wrong
the "d" in Documents WILL BE A CAPITAL "D"
and the file name is also "off"
guessing on the REAL file name below
Code:
cd /home/john/Documents 
okular "printer specs.pdf"

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