Recovering backup files

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Recovering backup files

Postby John936 » Sun Dec 23, 2018 5:25 pm

How do I recover a previous version of a spreadsheet file?
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Re: recovering backup files

Postby John_Ha » Sun Dec 23, 2018 5:58 pm

Get it from the daily backup you take. Ah! You don't backup your files ...

You can get a backup if you went Tools > Options > Load/Save > General ..., and ticked Always create backup copy. Ah! You didn't do that ...

See [Tutorial] How to find and un-delete AOO temporary files for

a) detailed instructions on how to recover your file as it was when you last opened or saved it, or as it was when it was last saved with AutoRecovery;

b) how to find previous versions of the file in the folder it is located in, but which have since been deleted;

c) how to un-delete the temporary files AOO wrote while you were editing the file, and then deleted. This will recover your file as it was when you last opened or you last saved it.

You will find much useful information in the User Guides, the Writer, Base and Calc Tutorials and the AOO Frequently Asked Questions. May I suggest you bookmark the pages.

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Re: Recovering backup files

Postby Bill » Mon Dec 24, 2018 6:01 am

Your operating system lets you set up saving of backup files and versions of files. You can probably find instructions already posted on a Windows forum.
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