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Hi Tom,

to my understanding there are two different mechanisms:

1) backup files, created when reopening a file (i.e.

2) the auto-recover-info saved while editing any x Minutes.

The second one is not used in the recover process! So I end up with an 
outdated file version. However it still exists in the /tmp/.../0.odt file.
The recover function should use that information.

Have you an advice?


Am Donnerstag, 8. März 2012 schrieb Tom Davies:
Hi :)
Ahh the back-ups are usually stored in
(the folder called "backups" in your user-profile).  this guide hopefully
shows where the UserProfile is in your Operating System although 3.5.0 has
added a folder just in front of ".libreoffice" to make it
".config/.libreoffice" or something like that.

Regards from
Tom :)

--- On Thu, 8/3/12, Walther Koehler <> wrote:

From: Walther Koehler <>
Subject: Re: [libreoffice-users] Writer recover document
Date: Thursday, 8 March, 2012, 18:16

Hi Tom,

Thanks for your reply.

I had:

x always create backup copy
x save auto-recover-info  every 1 Min.

One can see, that LO is regularly saving by the moving bar. However this
saved information apparently is not used for the recover process.

When after a system crash, unexpected shutdown or similar LO starts with a
window asking whether the user wants to recover the files, I answer yes,
recovery runs and LO claims to be successful. However the "recovered" file
contains old information. The last information is contained in
and can manually be used to restore to the latest condition.

With respect to the developers of LO.


Am Donnerstag, 8. März 2012 schrieb Tom Davies:
Hi :)
I think the default setting avoids taking back-ups as it can be
time-consuming and irritating to people on slower machines.  One
advantage of LibreOffice/OpenOffice is that it tends to work well on
machines that are so slow that  MS Office would keep falling over.

To switch it on the back-ups option try

Tools - Options - +Load/Save - "Always create a back-up copy"

Regards from
Tom :)

--- On Mon, 5/3/12, Walther Koehler <> wrote:

From: Walther Koehler <>
Subject: Re: [libreoffice-users] Writer recover document
Date: Monday, 5 March, 2012, 8:44


after a crash LO3.4 writer recovers documents, however it seems not to
use the  regularly saved corrections.

However, looking up /tmp/.../0.odt I can find the very last corrections
stored  and can manually recover from there.

Is this a flaw or a bad configuration at my system?


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