[Solved] Help with .bak

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[Solved] Help with .bak

Postby loanmaker » Fri Sep 07, 2018 7:56 pm

HI I am an author and have been using OO prcessing saving my work each day on USB sticks - all find until today.

I have worked all day on a new book and done a few chapters. When I come to save my work on OO I get an error message telling me
Error saving the document
Error creating object
Could not create back -up copy.

Previously, OO crashed and I got a message saying my work could be recovered however, when it restarted the odt file which is open cannot be closed because of the error message plus, all the work I did today has disappeared. ARGH!

I can't safely eject the USB Stick . Get a message This device is currently in use. Close any programs or windows that might be using this device and then try again.
I am now concerned all the work - two months on the USB Stick will be lost if I simply take it out.

So, How can I save the work into the existing file, Stop this .bak message and, any way I can recover the lost work for today?

Last edited by Hagar Delest on Fri Sep 07, 2018 9:54 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: help with .bak

Postby RoryOF » Fri Sep 07, 2018 8:00 pm

For recovery try the methods set out in this tutorial on recovering temporary OO files
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Re: Help with .bak

Postby loanmaker » Fri Sep 07, 2018 9:48 pm


Thank you all so much. I managed ( not totally sure how) to recover my lost work and triple backed it up in USB Sticks.

I did most of the things you all suggested and finally achieved success.

It seemed to surround the .bak situation - everything being backed up so there were lots of versions of the same file.

Anyway, all sorted.

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