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I mistakenly cleared a spreadsheet file.

asked 2020-08-02 01:09:30 +0200

roadie gravatar image

updated 2020-08-02 01:20:02 +0200

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I'm on a mac using Libreoffice 6.3.6.2 How can I retrieve? Did not back up or copy a long mailing list!

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Re-tagged. Base is the database portion of LibreOffice.

Ratslinger gravatar imageRatslinger ( 2020-08-02 01:20:49 +0200 )edit

If you really deleted the data and have no backup copy of it, not even on Apple Mac Time Machine, then your faith is sealed.

lazarus477 gravatar imagelazarus477 ( 2020-08-02 02:29:16 +0200 )edit
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If you had the spreadsheet open and accidentally deleted everything on it then simply closing the file without saving and reopening will have everything still there.

If you deleted it in file manager, is it in a rubbish bin? I expect you can open the bin and restore it if it is there.

Lastly, look in LibreOffice in the menu Tools > Options > Paths to see where a backup might have been created (if ticked in Tools > Options > Load/Save > General)

Earnest Al gravatar imageEarnest Al ( 2020-08-02 03:33:53 +0200 )edit

@Earnest Al. Your comment sounds like a good answer, why not post it as one?

lazarus477 gravatar imagelazarus477 ( 2020-08-02 03:50:59 +0200 )edit

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answered 2020-08-02 07:01:49 +0200

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If you had the spreadsheet open and accidentally deleted everything on it then simply closing the file without saving and reopening will have everything still there. If not everything was lost and there is work after the information loss then Save As [another name] then open the original file and rebuild your spreadsheet

If you deleted it in file manager, is it in a rubbish bin? I expect you can open the bin and restore it if it is there.

Lastly, look in LibreOffice in the menu Tools > Options > Paths to see where a backup might have been created (if ticked in Tools > Options > Load/Save > General)

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In my Tools menu there is no Options feature. Only: Relationships, Table Filter, SQL, Macros, Extension Mngr and Customize.

roadie gravatar imageroadie ( 2020-08-03 22:40:53 +0200 )edit

Thanks for your input. We just found it in Time Machine.

roadie gravatar imageroadie ( 2020-08-03 23:17:21 +0200 )edit
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