Hi! I have Ubuntu 18.04 and lost an unsaved document when the software updater restarted the computer. Upon restart, the status of the recovered documents sad ‘Recovery failed’. I tried to follow the directions on an earlier post, Recovery of unsaved documents - #2 by mariosv, whch said:
I saw that the question is closed but I would like to document the way I just solved in my computer. I went through the the same path proposed (Menu/Tools/Options/LibreOffice/Paths) but I checked the path for the backups (in my case .config/libreoffice/4/user/backup). So what I did was to go to that folder (via terminal) and my doc was there. Anyway, I don’t know if I could add to a closed question, but this steps just saved me. best regards
And I did find the path, but the documents were not there. So I read further, and this is where I got lost:
This really works! Saved me from losing a lost document…The backup path was shown in the ‘Paths’ section under Tools>Options> LIbreoffice> Paths. My AppData folder was’nt there, but found it in View> Hidden since it was a hidden file. Wonder why LibreOffice didn’t itself tell me it had saved this file in backup when by PC crashed last time…anyway, this has saved me!
Is there anyone who can give detailed instructions for a newbie?