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Accidentally hit 'close without saving'. Document is gone completely it seems. Any way to recover? [closed]

asked 2014-06-05 10:15:32 +0200

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updated 2015-09-05 13:09:29 +0200

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Latest Libre Office Writer for Linux document. Accidentally hit 'close without saving'. Document is is not in the trash but gone completely it seems. Any way to recover?

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Is this a document that was saved before, or a new document that was not saved before? In the former case, you should be able to start from the last saved version.

bencomp gravatar imagebencomp ( 2014-06-07 12:42:42 +0200 )edit

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answered 2014-06-06 01:08:01 +0200

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updated 2014-06-07 11:51:35 +0200

"Close without saving" is a clear instruction to your PC. Therefore, please consider that the file is gone.

What I am writing now is based on XP and you must try to convert it into Linux. LibO has a backup folder in which it stores files under certain conditions. You should find the folder doing tools > options > path and look for backups.

I keep fingers crossed for you.

I am glad you could recover files under XP

I don't know how your HDD is partitioned but I have alwas one partition with all data (application data and my own files). This partition I back up almost daily on external HDD and then make a mirror to another HDD drive. This is cheaper and better than to need a data recovery service.

In Linux there is also a backup folder and you can find the path in LibO in the same way as in XP>

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answered 2014-06-06 10:53:38 +0200

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Thanks for your advice. Yes I have had success in recovering unsaved documents under Microsoft XP/Word too. I can find nothing like that in Linuxmint/LibreOffice writer. I ended up redoing the document as best I could. I think the problem stemmed from doing a recent upgrade to the latest version of LinuxMint and Libre Office and not realising I needed to reset the backup and save functions in Libre Office Writer to provide recovery in the event of a power failure (or human action failure!).

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