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How does one find a recovered document

asked 2016-06-06 21:59:52 +0100

Lewis gravatar image

updated 2016-06-06 22:04:11 +0100


I was recently using writer, as I tried to print a document, Libre Write crashed. I re-opened Libre Writer to be met with a recovery option. I recovered the file and a blank document appeared. I am unable find to find the actual document. I'd be thankful if someone could tell me how to access the file.

Thanks in advance.

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answered 2016-09-19 10:22:33 +0100

Just in case anyone finds their way here by Google, as I did looking for how to find the Office 2016 autosave files...

You can locate them by going clicking the Go menu in the Finder, choosing Go To Folder and pasting:


in the box.

You may need to rename any files you find there as .doc instead of .docx if they won't open properly.

Hope this helps someone,

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Off-topic - this answer is about auto recovery in MS Office, not LibreOffice.

floris v gravatar imagefloris v ( 2016-09-19 10:47:33 +0100 )edit

answered 2016-09-19 10:58:36 +0100

floris v gravatar image

Your original file may have been overwritten by the auto recovery procedure. If you enabled auto backup, you can find the backup file in the Backup folder of your user profile. You can find the path to the user profile in Tools - Options - LibreOffice - Paths.

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