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Recovering a lost document! [closed]

asked 2013-06-12 21:44:38 +0200

Bezza gravatar image

Hi, I have been working on a document tonight and hitting save frequently. When I hit save for the final time I closed the doc, not getting a prompt to save again, to email on to someone - only to find the attachment was so small it could not be the original doc.

Now when I open the document it only has the first paragraph and nothing else! I have been saving frequently and know there were two pages of full content when I last saved.

I have checked in Tools -> Options -> Load/Save and it is checked to save for auto recovery every 15 minutes. Only problem is I cannot find a file for it to auto recover from and so am stuck with three hours work lost!

Any help on finding the back up or recovering the lost file would be much appreciated!

Thanks! Bezza

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Closed for the following reason question is not relevant or outdated by Alex Kemp
close date 2015-11-02 05:06:39.771275


I have this exact problem using 4.1.1 with either a .doc or .docx created file. Worked all night redoing about 10 pages having to use Word. I saved in Libre often since had this problem before But when closed only had first 2 pages. I use crashplan with backups with every change but all were just first two pages.

I am saving and writing to desktop if that is an issue but don't know why it should be.

Using Win 7 64 bit - 24GB of RAM only 23% used at the time

davephx gravatar imagedavephx ( 2013-10-22 06:55:38 +0200 )edit

I had the same thing happen to me on Ubuntu using Writer version The file was created while in Writer as a docx format. The file was saved 8 seperate times into a Dropbox folder to share out. All versions of the document are corrupted.

barleyj gravatar imagebarleyj ( 2013-12-14 07:02:33 +0200 )edit

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answered 2013-06-13 08:24:40 +0200

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This thread indicates the location of your backup files, assuming the related option was turned on. You do not mention which file format you were using or how you first created the file. There are known problems with creating a file by right-clicking on the Desktop to create a file type stub.

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