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asked 2012-10-06 21:26:23 +0200Lauren
I was working with a document, transferring it from Word to Libre office. When it asked if I wanted to save as an ODT document, over the document that already existed with that name, I thought I was just replacing the Word document with the ODT. But in another folder, there was a document with the same name, and it saved over THAT one. Is there any way I can recover the document from the other folder that I did not mean to erase??
answered 2012-10-06 22:05:55 +0200manj_k
"☑ Always create backup copy" has been enabled
"Tools → Options → Load/Save → General":
You'll find the previous version of the last saved version in the
"backup" folder of your LibreOffice user profile (path see:
"Tools → Options → LibreOffice → Paths → Backups").
Open the relevant
"*.bak" with LibreOffice (
File → Open) and save it as
"*.odt" in a folder of your choice.
answered 2012-10-17 19:04:34 +0200horst
If you run Windows 7 you might be lucky to get the old version. In windows Explorer navigate to the file, right click on it, select Properties, select Previous Version (a Tab in the window). Windows is searching for older versions of the file. If an older version(s) shows up, select it and press the Copy button which allows you to copy the older version in a folder of your choice.
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Asked: 2012-10-06 21:26:23 +0200
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Last updated: Oct 17 '12