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Need help file failed to recover

Postby mookie » Tue Jul 31, 2018 4:48 am

every time I tried to recover my file it says "recovery failed"
C:\Users\USERNAME\AppData\Roaming\OpenOffice\4\user\temp is is empty
and in
C:\Users\USERNAME\AppData\Roaming\OpenOffice\4\user\backup has nothing
Is there any way I could get my files back?
thank you
OpenOffice 4.1.3 windows 10
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Re: need help file failed to recover

Postby robleyd » Tue Jul 31, 2018 5:01 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.

You might want t oconsider using the Timestamped backup extension as part of your backup strategy to store multiple backups of the same file: the AOO backup only keeps one copy when it is activated.
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Re: need help file failed to recover

Postby mookie » Tue Jul 31, 2018 5:11 am

hello thank you so very much for your reply robleyd!
I am downloading it now Is there a file type I should be looking for?
I have been using my computer all day researching and trying methods to get this file back so I'm a bit scared it may be gone... Would it help if I do a system restore to an earlier point in the day?

also I am not sure if this is useful but there is an odt# file in my documents that was not there before but when I try to open it in OpenOffice it comes up as "#"
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Re: need help file failed to recover

Postby robleyd » Tue Jul 31, 2018 6:04 am

Look for files with similar names to sv2ju21c.tmp See [Tutorial] How to find and un-delete Writer temporary files for more detail. Although the topic speaks of Writer files, it is general advice for all AOO applications.

In Windows 10, apparently you can also right-click on the original file - in the file manager - and select "Restore previous versions", select a version, then click "Restore". Perhaps try this while you download.
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