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Autorecover just restored an old version

Postby JackHolmes » Tue Feb 04, 2020 11:25 am

Hey,

so the autorecover just restored a version of my document from around 6 months ago, and every chance I have made to it since is not there. The document has been saved on a near daily basis since then, is there any way of the most recent version back?

Thanks!
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Re: Autorecover just restored an old version

Postby RoryOF » Tue Feb 04, 2020 11:42 am

To attempt to recover your files, try the methods outlined in this Tutorial
[Tutorial] How to find and un-delete AOO temporary files
for ways to try and recover any temporary OpenOffice files that may still be on your computer.

If that doesn't help, then as soon as possible do the following:

Download Recuva or PhotoRec (only one needed) and let it do an indepth recovery of deleted files on your computer. You may get a file containing some or all of your data (or not). Do this as a first priority; other use of the computer may overwrite any existing but deleted files and prevent their recovery. There is no guarantee that you will recover anything useful. You may need to rename any such files to type .doc.

Do the above soonest!

For any important work it is essential to make regular dated backups.

The timed/dated backup extension may be of use to you. You can download it from
https://forum.openoffice.org/en/forum/viewtopic.php?p=406045#p405921

Note that you must invoke it separately using its button; it does not replace the standard save mechanism.
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