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Started by KanKhaderKhanKan on Sep 16, 2021 10:38:15 PM
Restoring a ODT file that's been accidentally changed

A few days ago, being a lazy person I am, I decided to use an ODT file that I had been working on same time as a template for something else (e.g. different content, smaller size etc) because it was the top file in my document folder instead of creating a brand new blank file. Unfortunately whilst I was making alterations to the document I hadn't realised that I had accidentally saved over that original ODT and thereby accidentally deleted everything in that document that I've been working on for weeks.

See post 1.

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KanKhaderKhanKan - 16 Sep 2021 22:39:21 (#1 of 5)

I've tried to right click that file then click on 'restore to previous version' (i.e. pre September 14) as a way of restoring that document to it's previous condition but instead of reverting back to it's original version I keep receiving the message "previous version unavailable'. Since it'll be a mammoth task to re-start all over again with that document I was wondering whether anybody has any ideas to how to restore it back to it's pre-Sep 14 version?

Thanks for the help.

Oldbathrobe1 - 16 Sep 2021 22:53:51 (#2 of 5)

Check in

\Documents and Settings\<user name>\Application Data\OpenOffice.org\3\user\BackupFor backup files (. bak). The older one may be there. Search for something distinctive in the version you want, there may be plenty of bak files with odd names.

If no joy, you can try restoring the whole computer to a previous state, save the old file to a usb stick and the restore to the current state.

Also, a retrieval program like Recuva might find it.

This may be bollocks, I'm no expert.

carterbrandon - 16 Sep 2021 22:55:26 (#3 of 5)

you can try restoring the whole computer to a previous state

I'm not sure rollback encompasses data files.

Policywatcher - 16 Sep 2021 21:56:04 (#4 of 5)

Pretty sure it does not.

Oldbathrobe1 - 16 Sep 2021 22:59:18 (#5 of 5)

Bollocks of previous post confirmed, then.

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