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User has to Recover File upon opening each morning [closed]

asked 2012-10-16 16:28:46 +0200

rvancuren gravatar image

updated 2020-08-02 17:26:29 +0200

Alex Kemp gravatar image

We have a user that upon opening documents in the morning she has to recover even after properly saving and shutting down the Libre Office Suite. Specifically when working with spreadsheets. She is using .xls format in order to communicate to outside vendors.

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answered 2012-10-19 16:09:27 +0200

Michael Meeks gravatar image

I suspect that you're getting a crash on exit that you don't see - that in turn triggers the auto-recovery on next start. The real problem is - how can we find and fix your crash-on-exit. What platform / version / etc. and/or please file a bug at

What would be interesting would be if you open and immediately exit LibreOffice - do you get this behaviour on next start ? and/or what event is it that causes this (hidden) crash :-)

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answered 2012-10-16 19:02:21 +0200

Timon gravatar image

If you are sure, that file is properly saved (advise to make a backup) press "Cancel" button in Recovery dialog and such behavior will not be observed anymore (each morning). Something went wrong during recovery and process looped.

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answered 2012-10-17 03:38:26 +0200

ROSt52 gravatar image

I also sometimes observe a similar behavior. I am sure I saved the file but when I open LO later again or next day I get this recovery possibility. So far I never dared to cancel the recovery. Fortunately it does not occur regularly. This could be a bug to be reported.

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answered 2012-10-19 09:16:57 +0200

I have the same problem. Whatever file I open in Libre Office, I have to go through the long recovery dialog, for a file that don't exist on my disk. I have verified with find, it's not there. The recovery is buggy now, not before.

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