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Lost data

Postby bgh » Mon Dec 03, 2018 2:12 pm


I have used Open Office on a windows PC - no problem. I am using Fedora and in the middle of an important document the program crashed? I tried to recover the file using the wizard and only got back the first entry of a CALC Sheet.
Can you help me to recover all of the data please - Two hours of work - gone!
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Re: Lost data

Postby RusselB » Mon Dec 03, 2018 6:03 pm

Welcome to the Forums.
If you want someone here to look at your document to see what, if anything, can be recovered, then you need to upload the spreadsheet. See [Forums]How to attach a document for more information.
Alternatively you could try do it yourself by reading through [Hint]How did I fix my ODT file Warning: That topic is extremely long.
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Re: Lost data

Postby Villeroy » Mon Dec 03, 2018 6:07 pm

Fedora comes with LibreOffice preinstalled. Why do you install OpenOffice?
Please, edit this topic's initial post and add "[Solved]" to the subject line if your problem has been solved.
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Re: Lost data

Postby John_Ha » Mon Dec 03, 2018 6:30 pm

If the data which survives is that which was there when you opened the file, then there is no way of getting back the data you entered during the session as it was always held in memory and never saved to disk.

If you had AutoRecovery switched on 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 and is probably your best hope.
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