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Where are the BAK files?

asked 2015-05-17 19:59:44 +0200

plusJMC gravatar image

updated 2015-08-27 10:45:58 +0200

Alex Kemp gravatar image


Configuring the options of LibreOffice, in Options-Load/Save-General I selected:

Always create backup copy

The manual says (GSG Version 4.2, page 50)

Always create backup copy Saves the previous version of a document as a backup copy whenever you save a document. Every time LibreOffice creates a backup copy, the previous backup copy is replaced. The backup copy gets the extension BAK. Authors whose work may be very lengthy should always consider using this option.

but the .BAK files are not in the same folder as the document. Are them gereated and stored somewhere else?

I am using LibreOffice on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

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answered 2015-05-18 09:36:02 +0200

pierre-yves samyn gravatar image


See also this FAQ entry for more information.


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Thank you.

plusJMC gravatar imageplusJMC ( 2015-05-20 06:20:24 +0200 )edit

answered 2015-05-17 20:09:40 +0200

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updated 2015-05-17 23:31:54 +0200

The backup copies are stored in the user profile, subfolder 'backup'. Consult this wiki page for additional information. /home/<user name>/.config/libreoffice/4/user should be the path to the profile in your case.

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Yes. There it was the .BAK file. Thank you.

plusJMC gravatar imageplusJMC ( 2015-05-17 21:14:46 +0200 )edit
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