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LibreOffice Crashed on Save. Any chance of recovery?

asked 2014-01-28 08:02:52 +0200

Malevolent gravatar image

updated 2014-01-29 06:06:24 +0200

I was in the middle of saving a document when LibreOffice crashed. At first I thought the save took, but it didn't and the document wasn't recovered when I opened LibreOffice again. Now I have a locked .odt# file sitting in my documents directory with the same name (albeit a locked version) of my document. Can I use that to recover the document somehow?

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answered 2015-11-06 11:50:20 +0200

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On a crash during save I would first draw a persistent copy of the last correctly saved state of the document. It locates in the backup folder/directory of the user profile.

Never switch off the option 'Always create a backup copy' in > 'Tools' > 'Options' > 'Load/Save' > 'General'.

Explanations regarding the user profile you find in this wiki page.

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answered 2015-11-06 08:52:31 +0200

Lock files are temporary, one stayed because of the crash. But do not contain data.

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