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Where is recovered file?

Postby box1088 » Fri Oct 19, 2018 4:58 pm

I supposedly recovered a file after program crashed but I cannot find it anywhere. Not in Trash or anywhere I can think of.
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Re: Where is recovered file?

Postby RoryOF » Fri Oct 19, 2018 5:00 pm

After a file has been recovered OO should open it and you should have Saved it at that stage. If the file had never been saved it will be called Untitled1.
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Re: Where is recovered file?

Postby box1088 » Fri Oct 19, 2018 5:04 pm

Thanks - but it is not there.
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Re: Where is recovered file?

Postby RoryOF » Fri Oct 19, 2018 5:07 pm

Use your operating system's search facility to seek files of type .odt (or as appropriate) and examine files of the correct type and about the correct date.
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Re: Where is recovered file?

Postby John_Ha » Fri Oct 19, 2018 6:07 pm

box1088 wrote:I supposedly recovered a file after program crashed but I cannot find it anywhere.

Assume you are editing C:\Users\xxxxxx\Documents\Fred.odt.

Before recovery it is C:\Users\xxxxxx\AppData\Roaming\OpenOffice\4\user\backup\fred.odt_0.odt

After recovery, the before file is deleted, and the recovered file is opened as fred.odt, waiting for you to save it.
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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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