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Can someone help find saved documents using ubuntu? [closed]

asked 2013-09-16 17:04:32 +0200

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Hello, I have saved several documents using Libre writer, and the documents are saved. However, after I close the file for an hour, and I cannot find the saved document. I know the files did save. I have checked every folder, but I do not see my documents. Can anyone tell me how to find these saved documents? Thank you.

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You can search for recently modified files in Ubuntu. Simply open Dash and type the first letters of the filename.

Chris Vella gravatar imageChris Vella ( 2013-09-17 10:43:57 +0200 )edit

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answered 2013-09-16 18:56:21 +0200

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updated 2013-09-16 18:58:02 +0200

By default the documents should be saved in your home Documents folder.

Try using menu File | "Save as" and from dialog try to find out where the documents are saved.

Try menu Tools | Options | LibreOffice | Paths | look into My Documents path.

There is also menu File | Recent Documents where recent saved documents list should be available.

If you can't find the file above ways, then open terminal and type in command:sudo find / -name *.odt

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Thank you, but I still cannot find the documents. Are there any other ways of finding the documents?

key1918 gravatar imagekey1918 ( 2013-09-16 20:34:20 +0200 )edit

Maybe you didn't save in standard ODF text file format, but some other format? Which one?

I hope you didn't open a file using web browser or something and you actually edited temporally file which may be deleted when LibreOffice is closed down... in this case you lost document.

Try the following command in terminal to search all of the files modified today (the list can be huge, depending on how many modifications have you done today): sudo find / -mtime -1 -print

L-user gravatar imageL-user ( 2013-09-16 21:41:25 +0200 )edit

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