Electricity went off while I was editing my .tex and after rebooting my computer I can't open the .tex or the .pdf anymore.

I'm at loss as to what to do this was a lengthy .tex I'd been working on for the past weeks. I am using texmaker if that's relevant.

  • happened to me once -- same thing -- lost the contents of tex file -- but I had a hard copy of the report managed to use dragon speech to text to retype it
    – js bibra
    Apr 28, 2020 at 12:52
  • What happens when you try to open it? What errors do you get? A .tex is just a text file, try opening it in a plain text editor like Atom (don't try to open it in a rich text editor like Wordpad or Textedit, these may break it further). Apr 28, 2020 at 12:59
  • TexMaker lags out when I try to open it and opening it with Notepad++ shows a single line filled with [NULL]'s
    – medihde
    Apr 28, 2020 at 13:04
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    Don't do anything. Looks first if texmaker put some backup somewhere and save it so that your repair tries don't damage this too. Apr 28, 2020 at 13:20
  • Where should I look?
    – medihde
    Apr 28, 2020 at 13:23


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