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Document Recovery - delete documents

Postby » Sun Apr 07, 2019 12:55 am

Every time I open OpenOffice, OPENOFFICE DOCUMENT RECOVERY pops up. Under DOCUMENT NAME, I have three documents listed as NOT RECOVERED YET. I click on START RECOVERY, it runs a few seconds, and tells me RECOVERY FAILED. My question is, HOW do I delete the three items from OpenOffice, to stop them popping up?
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Re: Document Recovery - delete documents

Postby robleyd » Sun Apr 07, 2019 1:17 am

Is there a Cancel option when the recovery window appears. What happens if you choose Cancel?
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Re: Document Recovery - delete documents

Postby John_Ha » Sun Apr 07, 2019 2:43 am

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Re: Document Recovery - delete documents

Postby RoryOF » Sun Apr 07, 2019 9:28 am

This suggests that you are in some way improperly closing OpenOffice. Try this: Use /File /Close to close each open document in turn, then /File /Exit to shut down OpenOffice. Now use the formal computer close down procedure and wait a few seconds for all disk activity to cease before cutting the power or closing a laptop lid.

If that helped, you should review your method of closure of OO and its documents.
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