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Autorecovery auto-deletes the recovered file [closed]

asked 2013-05-12 17:49:09 +0200

kent gravatar image

updated 2020-07-20 15:28:27 +0200

Alex Kemp gravatar image

My scenario is basically as what I describe in the title

LibreOffice crashes, Auto-recovery launches to save my file, then LibreOffice relaunches, Auto-recovery removes the TEMP folder which stores the recovered file, and my file is gone.

Would someone please tell me how could this have happened and been avoided?

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manj_k gravatar imagemanj_k ( 2014-06-19 21:04:37 +0200 )edit

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answered 2015-07-10 08:48:38 +0200

updated 2020-07-20 15:28:09 +0200

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If you're using Windows 7, the built-in shadow copy centre may have an older and uncorrupted version of your file.

  • Launch Explorer, right-click the folder that contained the document and select Properties.
  • If you see a Previous Versions tab then click that.
  • If all is well then you'll see a list of entries for the folder, going back days, or maybe weeks.
  • Double-click one with a date when you know the document was readable, and try opening this older version.
  • Save it with a new name, and then repeat the process with later folder entries until you reach the point where the file became corrupted.

(edit: removed spam)

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