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Restore a file that was saved over?

Postby StoryBoutAGirl » Wed Jul 14, 2010 3:54 pm

I spent 3 hours last night creating my resume from a template (which I now can not find anywhere...) and then today I opened it to create one for my boyfriend and when I saved it I accidentally saved it over mine and closed it. Is there any way at all to get it back? Temporary files (even part of it is better then nothing at all...)or some sort of restore or anything? Or am I stuck starting over?
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Re: Restore a file that was saved over?

Postby Hagar Delest » Wed Jul 14, 2010 3:55 pm

Hi and welcome to the forum!

Check the backup folder of the profile. If nothing inside, no way I fear. [Tutorial] The OOo user profile.

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Re: Restore a file that was saved over?

Postby StoryBoutAGirl » Wed Jul 14, 2010 4:00 pm

I did not choose the option to create backups so no... but thanks anyways. I at least know how not to have it happen again in the future! Thanks for the info
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Re: Restore a file that was saved over?

Postby Hagar Delest » Wed Jul 14, 2010 4:01 pm

Wait: have you closed OOo since? If not, just try to undo as much as possible.
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Re: Restore a file that was saved over?

Postby leonardof » Tue Apr 14, 2020 5:28 pm

Hi, im in a similar situation.
I saved my file, and when try to undo it just not undo everything.
Anything can do?
Thanks for your time,
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Re: Restore a file that was saved over?

Postby RoryOF » Tue Apr 14, 2020 5:32 pm

As soon as may be, try the methods outlined in this
https://forum.openoffice.org/en/forum/viewtopic.php?f=71&t=85038&hilit=+tutorial#p395910

There is no guarantee that you will recover anything usable, but try.
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Re: Restore a file that was saved over?

Postby Hagar Delest » Tue Apr 14, 2020 5:35 pm

Also have a look at your profile, you may have a backup (see [Tutorial] The OpenOffice user profile).
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Re: Restore a file that was saved over?

Postby leonardof » Wed Apr 15, 2020 1:48 am

Thanks RoryOF and Hagar,
Finally just left this, i try with your suggestion but didnt worked.
So i will do this document again, I suppose that i will spent more time in looking for this than doing again the work.
Well, I appreciate again your help and best regards,
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Re: Restore a file that was saved over?

Postby John_Ha » Wed Apr 15, 2020 11:18 am

Read the tutorial and apply Save Backup copy and AutoSave.
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Re: Restore a file that was saved over?

Postby robleyd » Wed Apr 15, 2020 11:27 am

Also, consider installing and using the Time stamped backup extension to keep multiple backups of your files.
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Re: Restore a file that was saved over?

Postby steven8 » Sun Apr 19, 2020 4:34 am

You can go to Windows Explorer, right click on your file and select "Restore Previous Versions". This will open a pop up window that shows all previous versions and when they were saved. Select a version from before it was overwritten, and windows will revert it to that version.
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Re: Restore a file that was saved over?

Postby Platinet » Tue May 12, 2020 8:47 pm

When working on important documents it helps to keep a backup on usb, email, cloud or the hard drive. It is easy to lose data in a document, and not realise it has gone until later, that is when it pays to have a backup. Generally files that are overwritten cannot be recovered.
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Re: Restore a file that was saved over?

Postby John_Ha » Wed May 13, 2020 10:50 am

There is also File > Versions ..., which keeps previous versions in the .odt file. The file grows in size and you have to delete older, unwanted versions.
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