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How can I save backup files in same folder as the original document [closed]

asked 2013-08-21 19:51:56 +0200

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I can only see how to save backup files in a single folder location. Is there any way one can save backup files in same folder as the respective original documents (which seems the obvious place to me)?

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Closed for the following reason question is not relevant or outdated by Alex Kemp
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Following the first 2 answers I shall expand:-

I've been used to using Word 2000 on WinXP. This stores backup files (.WBKs in the case of Word 2000) in the same folder as the original document.

I've recently switched to Win7 and LibreOffice and saw that it puts all backup files (.BAKs) in a single folder buried deep down under the C:\Users.... path (e.g. C:\Users\eBatch\AppData\Roaming\LibreOffice\4\user\backup). I see several potential drawbacks with this:

  1. I can see the single folder just getting fuller and fuller over time with what are potentially redundant backup files (of course, if one is aware of it, one can "manage" the situation to some degree, but it is not as obvious as storing the backups along with the original documents.

  2. Following on from 1. above, if one comes to manage the backup files at a ...

eBatch gravatar imageeBatch ( 2013-08-22 10:00:05 +0200 )edit

Please edit your question with your expanded information. It makes a more clean and clear text.

carnendil gravatar imagecarnendil ( 2013-08-22 17:15:20 +0200 )edit

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answered 2013-08-22 08:34:06 +0200

David gravatar image

I know text editors that have this option, but it's not available as it stands (so far as I can see) in LibO. Perhaps it's worth an extension request?

(Personally, I like to keep my main document directories "clean", and know where to find the "BAK" files should I need them in an emergency — which isn't often in my experience. FWIW! YMMV, etc.)

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I prefer put each single backup in the same folder as original file. When I work with hundreds or thousands files, it easier to find the original file type. There are a lot of extension I currently use (.xls, .doc, .rtf, docx, ppt, pptx, csv, .ods, .xlsx, and many more). Put everything in one folder is not a good habit. When some files have similar name, they may confusing. The old lotus 123 or lotus symphony did put the backup files at same folder with original file.

Paijo gravatar imagePaijo ( 2013-10-22 05:56:37 +0200 )edit

answered 2013-08-21 20:34:49 +0200

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updated 2013-08-21 20:35:30 +0200


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If I understand the question, it is about saving each backup file in the path of the corresponding original file. This would have LO change dynamically the path to coincide with the path of the file currently being edited (and then, what if several documents with different paths are opened, or if the document hasn't been saved?).

carnendil gravatar imagecarnendil ( 2013-08-22 00:57:33 +0200 )edit

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