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Old 06-26-2008, 04:18 PM   #1
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recovering autosaved OO document


Hi,

One of my users accidentally unplugged her PC and lost the entire day's entries into an Open Office Spreadsheet.

The machine is loaded with Ubuntu Hardy Heron and I had set the Autosave to save at 15 minutes, however, I notice that it's set to save to the /tmp folder and she shut it down (after she powered up after the power failure) and I think the /tmp folder has been cleared.

Is there any possibility of being able to unerase the /tmp folder and recover the work? Or perhaps it may be in the swap?

I am trying to get more users to migrate away from windows, but this sort of thing inevitably leads to a tirade against Linux from the user (largely because the user is aware that she stuffed up and attack is the best form of defence).
 
Old 06-26-2008, 06:24 PM   #2
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You could look in the users home folder. There is a hidden folder (.ooo-2.0) that may hold a backup copy.
 
Old 06-26-2008, 07:11 PM   #3
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See the OO 'help' part for recovery.
 
Old 06-27-2008, 01:18 AM   #4
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You could look in the users home folder. There is a hidden folder (.ooo-2.0) that may hold a backup copy.
First place I looked.

And, indeed, where the Autosave should go; the /tmp directory is just too, well, temporary.
 
Old 06-27-2008, 01:19 AM   #5
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See the OO 'help' part for recovery.
Could you be a little more specific?

I've searched the OO 'help' without success before I posted here...
 
Old 06-28-2008, 12:43 PM   #6
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OO-2.0 too has the auto-recovery feature.
If you try to open the file...oo will offer to auto-recover it.

If the file is corrupt, then upgrade your oo to the latest version.
 
  


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