Post by Tao Wu
My latex file crashes to be a blank file after a computer blue-screen
crash. The file size is still the same as original. However, there is
no any text after I open it, like the text is hidden somewhere or
This sounds horribly like the old cross-linked cluster disk error you
used to see in the days of MS-DOS. The directory was reporting a
non-zero file size, but the file appeared to be empty when you opened it.
Either that, or something has written a DOS EOF mark (Ctrl-Z character)
into the file which is fooling the editor. Leon's suggestion to use
Emacs is a good one: it should show you *all* the bytes in the file.