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Renaming user profile. Re: [libreoffice-users] Auto recovery problem
- Subject: Renaming user profile. Re: [libreoffice-users] Auto recovery problem
- From: Tom Davies <email@example.com>
- Date: Wed, 6 Feb 2019 15:37:58 +0000
- To: Carl Paulsen <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Cc: LibreOffice Användare <email@example.com>
This link might help;
Renaming the profile, or backing it up before resetting it means you keep
all your galleries and templates and stuff in a separate place. So you can
copy stuff back into your fresh new profile if you want to.
a Tom :)
On Wed, 6 Feb 2019 13:20 Carl Paulsen <firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
> Thanks for this suggestion. I'll try it next time I notice the problem
> (which could be soon since I'm not convinced I've fixed it).
> On 2/4/19 8:09 PM, Girvin Herr wrote:
> > Carl,
> > I have experienced this endless auto-recovery on startup problem
> > before. Whenever I got it, I "reset" my user profile and it stopped
> > doing it. Offhand, I don't remember the exact steps to do that, but a
> > search of this forum should turn up the procedure or maybe someone out
> > there who knows it can give it to you. I have developed the process of
> > occasionally saving the good profile in a directory somewhere so I can
> > just copy it back to resolve such a problem and still keep my settings.
> > HTH.
> > Girvin Herr
> > On 2/4/19 4:13 PM, Carl Paulsen wrote:
> >> Windows 10. I think the LO version is either 6.1.4 or the previous
> >> one. Note that earlier in the day I was struggling with the same
> >> problems and saw that LO was telling me there was a new release. So
> >> in desperation I upgraded, which I think was to 6.1.4. That computer
> >> is down for the night but I can check again tomorrow. In any case
> >> that didn't fix it.
> >> Note that I eventually got the system to work...sometimes. I had
> >> de-registered the databases for my other issue, cleared the
> >> auto-recovery, started working with new files and got them to work
> >> sometimes. An example is a label document, where I saved the labels
> >> as a LO Writer document with the merge fields in it, and merged to a
> >> full sheet. That document continues to open with the auto-recover
> >> for itself, whether I discard the recovery point or not. When it
> >> opens it seems to work fine.
> >> With another document, a merge letter, I saved it with merge fields
> >> in place. That one appears to open without the auto-recovery, though
> >> this one opened with merge data in the place of the fields. And in
> >> this case I at some point I exchanged databases so I could build a
> >> merged file with a second data set. What seems like is happening is
> >> the documents get saved and closed, and then there's some kind of
> >> flag in the file that didn't get reset by the save, which marks it as
> >> damaged/needing recovery. So it triggers the auto-recovery system
> >> even when it's not needed.
> >> Carl
> >> On 2/4/19 6:06 PM, Dan Lewis wrote:
> >>> Two things are needed to help you: your version of LibreOffice, and
> >>> your operating system.
> >>> Dan
> >>> On 2/4/19 4:43 PM, Carl Paulsen wrote:
> >>>> I'm trying to create a mail merge document for a letter. I'm
> >>>> adding fields directly to retain formatting control and NOT have to
> >>>> deal with a text block which is how the wizard inserts addresses.
> >>>> I've had some success after a LONG time trying to figure out how to
> >>>> do this. Documentation is a bit lacking on this approach.
> >>>> The real problem is happening when I try to close and then reopen
> >>>> the document. The file appears to close fine but when I try to
> >>>> reopen it, LibreOffice seems to think the file is damaged. I can
> >>>> recover and the file opens fine, but same thing happens when I try
> >>>> to reopen again. I can also "discard" the auto-recovery which
> >>>> should fix the auto-recover so it doesn't come up again, but in
> >>>> fact it DOES. Even when discarding recovery points, the program
> >>>> continues to think there's a problem with the file and re-opens the
> >>>> auto recovery.
> >>>> I can't find any way to deal with this problem. BTW, it seems that
> >>>> I finally figured out how to generate the merged letters, so I
> >>>> assume the file is basically OK. But I still get the auto-recovery
> >>>> screen.
> >>>> I'd love to get this to stop. It's a hassle, slows me down, and
> >>>> doesn't show LO at it's best when I'm showing friends and clients.
> >>>> Carl
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