[Solved] Document recovery

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[Solved] Document recovery

Postby gregmanchuk » Thu Jun 22, 2017 4:48 am

i have open office 3.2.0 on macOS Sierra 10.12.5. i lost/deleted my open office documents. is it possible to recover them? they do not exist in the computer. nor are they in iCloud.
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Re: document recovery

Postby robleyd » Thu Jun 22, 2017 7:44 am

As soon as possible do the following:

Download Recuva (Windows only) or PhotoRec for Win, MacOS, Linux and other OSes (only one needed) and let it do an in-depth recovery of deleted files on your computer. You may get a file containing some or all of your data (or not). Do this as a first priority; other use of the computer may overwrite any existing but deleted files and prevent their recovery. There is no guarantee that you will recover anything useful.
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Re: Document recovery

Postby charlie.it » Thu Jun 22, 2017 2:03 pm

Ciao, in Mac o.s. there is Time Machine for automatic backup of all files, did you not use it?
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Re: Document recovery

Postby gregmanchuk » Thu Jun 22, 2017 7:25 pm

no. thanks. i think i lost everything. in the folder for "recents" i can see the documents listed, but when i click on a document, it says that the document does not exist.
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Re: Document recovery

Postby JohnSmith75 » Thu Jun 29, 2017 5:40 pm

Among a large number of services for information recovery, I prefer cleverfiles. The program supports MacOs and has a simple interface where everything is intuitively clear, you may download here [url]https://www.cleverfiles.com/file-recovery-software-mac.html[/url] hopefully, it will help you.
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Re: Document recovery

Postby gregmanchuk » Tue Jul 04, 2017 5:51 am

JohnSmith75: Thank you very much for your referral to cleverfiles. they found my files and, for $89, i recovered them. i had previously had some so-called professionals remotely try to recover the files, but they gave up after two days. thanks again. per charlie's suggestion, i'll try to learn about time machine. greg
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Re: Document recovery

Postby robleyd » Tue Jul 04, 2017 6:07 am

Just out of curiosity, did photorec not find deleted files for you?
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Re: Document recovery

Postby gregmanchuk » Tue Jul 04, 2017 6:30 am

got the cleverfiles website before i had the chance to look up website and try photorec.
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Re: Document recovery

Postby JohnSmith75 » Fri Jul 14, 2017 3:14 pm

gregmanchuk wrote:JohnSmith75: Thank you very much for your referral to cleverfiles. they found my files and, for $89, i recovered them. i had previously had some so-called professionals remotely try to recover the files, but they gave up after two days. thanks again. per charlie's suggestion, i'll try to learn about time machine. greg

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Re: [Solved] Document recovery

Postby John_Ha » Mon Sep 04, 2017 3:36 pm

For those searching,see [Tutorial] How to find and un-delete Writer temporary files for instructions on how to identify and un-delete the temporary files Writer wrote while you were editing the file, and then deleted. You should be able to recover your file as it was when you last opened it or as it was when it was last saved with AutoRecovery.

You may also find previous versions of the file in the folder it is located in, but which have since been deleted.
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See the Writer Manual, the Writer FAQ, the Writer Tutorials and the up to date Writer guide for information. Click the Help button on a pop-up window for extensive help on that function.
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