Windows 10 crash recovery

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Windows 10 crash recovery

Postby Tiletec » Tue Jan 23, 2018 8:17 pm

After HP update crash of my windows 10, I did an auto backup to a flash drive, and after recovery I couldn't locate my original AOO Docs, only the PDF's.
Can the originals be recovered, for template reasons more than anything? :(

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Re: Windows 10 crash recovery

Postby RoryOF » Tue Jan 23, 2018 8:22 pm

The Open?Office files should still be in the directory(s) in which they were originally saved. They may not show in OO's Recent Documents list until you reopen each. If the Windows recovery has restored your computer to factory condition, then I fear the files may be lost.
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Re: Windows 10 crash recovery

Postby Bill » Tue Jan 23, 2018 8:45 pm

We have no way of knowing how you set up "autobackup" or what options you chose for "recovery". If your autobackup wasn't configured to backup all documents then you can't recover the files from the backup. If you recovered Windows 10, you should have had an option to keep your existing files. If you didn't select that option, then your files were deleted and can't be recovered from the hard drive. In that case, you could only recover files from a manual backup if you have one. If you did choose to keep your files, then they should still be in the same folder(s) where they were saved.
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Re: Windows 10 crash recovery

Postby Tiletec » Tue Jan 23, 2018 9:18 pm

I assumed the auto backup saved every thing, but TV and movies that I unchecked.
I'm so not computer savvy, but can manage an invoice, and quotes from the template I had put together with AOO.
I hope I can get the template back.

Thanks for the help.
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Re: Windows 10 crash recovery

Postby Tiletec » Fri Feb 09, 2018 2:38 am

The result of the restore/recovery was all my docs ,including PDF's, of my AOO docs, and pics where recovered. So what happened to the originals if everything else was restored?

Could you please, explain how to convert my PDF's back to AOO format without appearance changes to documents.

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Re: Windows 10 crash recovery

Postby Bill » Fri Feb 09, 2018 9:57 am

Converting PDF to ODF isn't a function of AOO, so I've never done such a conversion. Someone else may be able to suggest a suitable converter. I can only suggest a Google search to find a converter.
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Re: Windows 10 crash recovery

Postby robleyd » Fri Feb 09, 2018 10:04 am

You could try your luck with Zamzar which claims to perform some PDF conversions. Of course, if the PDF files are from a scanner, they will be essentially an image, with no content capable of converting to a text or spreadsheet type document.
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