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My PC was turned off while I was running my TeX file on the LED (LaTeX editor). Indeed, it turned off before the execution of the file was finished. When I came back to my tex file it was turned into binary !!!

Can anybody know what is the reason, and is there a way to turn them back?

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No; and I'm surprised to hear this is what happens since (surely..?) the .tex file should just be read, not manipulated. But doesn't LED have default auto-save settings? –  jon Jun 18 '13 at 4:57
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With multiple geographically dispersed authors, each with their own OS and toolset, we setup a git repo on Bitbucket and split the document into sections to minimize mutex problems. This is useful for even a single author. This was very helpful: stackoverflow.com/questions/6188780/git-latex-workflow –  rickhg12hs Jun 18 '13 at 7:57
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Unfortunately this happened to me with LEd and I don't think there is a fix for that. I would recommend not using LEd as an editor since the last bug fix is from 2009 (though it was a very nice one back then) and I've lost my documents more than twice with it. –  percusse Jun 18 '13 at 11:07
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IDE's are more personal choice I believe, hence please choose your's from LaTeX Editors/IDEs, it's very nicely maintained thread. I have not used LED so no idea for an equivalent of it, may be (free ones)TeXworks/TeXmaker/TeXstudio... can do. –  texenthusiast Jun 19 '13 at 5:16
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@Mamal I've been using TeXnicCenter 2 beta but others are also very satisfied with other editors so I think now it is safe to recommend all editors depending on your personal taste. Thaqt includes WinEdt if you don't mind popups once in a while. I've bought it for historical reasons(since I've wrote my MSc thesis with it) but use TC daily. –  percusse Jun 19 '13 at 5:53
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Aparently, you have a corrupted file system.

Is desirable that you run a checkdisk.

Don't recover anything before that run, to avoid writing on sectors from files that can be recovered.

Denis J Navas

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