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restoring settings, macros, extensions from a backup [closed]

asked 2014-11-12 17:16:47 +0200

TJMcK gravatar image

updated 2014-12-02 09:15:01 +0200

I did an upgrade of my Linux distribution. I was hoping that it would be simple to restore my LibreOffice settings from the backup that I made. (Although I had some concerns that LO would be a newer version.)

EDIT: I just copied all the backed-up files-folders that are in ".../.config/libreoffice/4/user/" and pasted them (overwrite all) into the same folder of the newly installed version. Most things seemed to work without problems: I had created toolbars, macros, styles -- they all worked.

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answered 2014-11-12 18:54:54 +0200

karolus gravatar image

updated 2014-11-12 19:48:57 +0200

@your Comment:

the Counterpart from Backup also?

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Both the backup or the original /uno_packages/ folder is empty.

TJMcK gravatar imageTJMcK ( 2014-11-12 20:44:41 +0200 )edit

Thats bad ;-<

Maybe you backuped the wrong Folder? Formerly the OOo/LO Userconfig was in /home/you/.Libreoffice/../user/
now its per Default in /home/you/.config/Libreoffice/4/user

I run /home and /opt on seperated Partitions, so I need no Backup on complete OS-upgrades

karolus gravatar imagekarolus ( 2014-11-12 21:55:01 +0200 )edit

I had another backup of the ~/.conifig/libreoffice/4/user folder and it's empty too -- there is no ~/.Libreoffice folder. Why is it so bad, that it's empty? All my extensions were working the day before I did the upgrade...

TJMcK gravatar imageTJMcK ( 2014-11-12 22:34:48 +0200 )edit

Its not bad at all - but it seems you have to reinstall your Extensions from the Repositories...

karolus gravatar imagekarolus ( 2014-11-13 08:09:39 +0200 )edit

answered 2014-11-12 17:38:45 +0200

karolus gravatar image

updated 2014-11-12 17:39:51 +0200

The Extensions installed formerly by yourself should also be active!

is there something in subfolder
...user/uno_packages/cache/uno_packages/ ?

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Uno_packages folder is blank.

TJMcK gravatar imageTJMcK ( 2014-11-12 17:42:16 +0200 )edit

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