Where are the BAK files?


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


See also this FAQ entry for more information.


Thank you.

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.

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