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Reset windows 10 HP PC

Postby Tiletec » Wed Feb 06, 2019 3:04 am

After factory reset, and file back up, and files restored, I now have all pics, but no original Oo documents,other than PDFs, again, I have everything else but my Oo original Spreadsheet Docs?

Please, tell me what happened, and how to keep that from happening in the future.
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Re: Reset windows 10 HP PC

Postby Bill » Wed Feb 06, 2019 3:52 am

How did you back up your files? I just copy my Documents, Music, Pictures, etc folders to an external hard drive.
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Re: Reset windows 10 HP PC

Postby keme » Wed Feb 06, 2019 1:05 pm

Most likely your files are intact, only masked.

For most Windows PCs, a factory reset will preinstall MS Office (either full software as a trial version or a "wrapper" to install it by demand). Even when MS Office is not installed, the Microsoft Store may flag the availability and filetype support of that suite.

MS Office supports the default OpenOffice file types, so until you install OpenOffice (or one of its siblings), your OpenOffice files will carry MS Office icons.
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Re: Reset windows 10 HP PC

Postby RoryOF » Wed Feb 06, 2019 1:50 pm

Is OpenOffice opening when you use the Program Button? If so, does that show your latest documents on /File /Recent documents? What happens if you try a system file search for .ods?
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Re: Reset windows 10 HP PC

Postby John_Ha » Wed Feb 06, 2019 2:22 pm

Go Start > Search. Type *.od? iunto the Search box. Press Enter. Click See more results.

You have now found every .odt, .ods, .odp and .odg file on your PC.
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See the Writer Manual, the Writer FAQ, the Writer Tutorials and the Writer guide.

Remember: Always save your Writer files as .odt files. - see here for the many reasons why.
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Re: Reset windows 10 HP PC

Postby Tiletec » Fri Feb 08, 2019 3:55 am

OK, I appreciate all the suggestions, but I still don't have the most resent ODS. docs I made before the reset, and backup.
I have to say I do have some earlier original docs that were saved to One Drive before it filled up.
Should I delete the MSO and then will they show up?

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Re: Reset windows 10 HP PC

Postby Bill » Fri Feb 08, 2019 8:47 am

Only you know how your files were backed up and how they were restored. Twice you've mentioned "reset" before you mentioned "backup". If you did things in that order then there may not be anything to recover.
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Re: Reset windows 10 HP PC

Postby robleyd » Fri Feb 08, 2019 9:22 am

Check your backup device and ensure the files were actually saved there in the first instance.
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