OO docs lost after recovery

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OO docs lost after recovery

Postby mikebell » Mon Aug 13, 2018 4:23 am

When I open OO after shutting down I always got a recovery message and OO recovered my unsaved documents, I lost them now, never got the recovery message, help!!!
openoffice 4.1.1
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Re: OO docs lost after recovery

Postby UnklDonald418 » Mon Aug 13, 2018 5:37 am

Anything you want to keep should be saved before shutting down, and make sure to wait a few seconds after closing OpenOffice before shutting down your computer. Failure to follow those guidelines can result in lost documents.
You might find some help here
[Tutorial] How to find and un-delete Writer temporary files
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Re: OO docs lost after recovery

Postby John_Ha » Mon Aug 13, 2018 11:15 am

mikebell wrote:When I open OO after shutting down I always got a recovery message and OO recovered my unsaved documents

Always make sure you complete the recovery process so as to delete the lock file which causes the recovery process to start. Check by starting AOO - it should now start without offering to recover.

mikebell wrote: I lost [my files]

You say you have lost more than one file which is extremely unusual - and extremely unlikely. Click Start. Type *.odt (or *.doc etc) in the Search box. Press Enter. Click Show more files. This lists every .odt (or .doc etc) file on the PC.
AOO 4.1.6, Windows 7 Home 64 bit

See the Writer Manual, the Writer FAQ, the Writer Tutorials and the Writer guide.

Remember: Always save your Writer files as .odt files. - see here for the many reasons why.
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