How to Recover Unsaved or Deleted Libreoffice Document

How to Recover Unsaved or Deleted Libreoffice Document

Check out this article if you want to learn LibreOffice document recovery. Don’t worry you will find your document if you, unfortunately, didn’t save it.

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Feb 02, 2021 • Filed to: Recover & Repair Files • Proven solutions

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The article is going to be of assistance to you if you work on LibreOffice. In this article, you will learn LibreOffice document recovery, this is important to know because if you, unfortunately, forgot to save your document on LibreOffice you can recover it back. We have talked about all the useful tips that you can apply to recover your file. All these techniques are really simple and easy to apply. Not only this, here we have discussed an awesome application that will recover your any lost file on your computer.

Not only this here we have discussed some of the interesting questions that are absolutely amazing to know if you are using windows 10. So, let us begin and know more.

Part 1: Solutions to Recover Unsaved or Deleted Libreoffice Document

If you have accidentally deleted or haven’t saved your document on LibreOffice there are a couple of ways by which LibreOffice document recovery can be done. Down below we are providing all the working ways that will instantly recover your precious document.

Solution 1: Recover Unsaved LibreOffice Document with Auto Recovery

Step 1: Firstly you have to open the document which you closed and forgot to save. The program in LibreOffice will prompt you to recover your unsaved document.

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Step 2: Secondly, you have to click on the “Start” to get your document recovered. That’s it!

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Solution 2: LibreOffice backup copy recovery

In case the program has not suggested you recover your auto-saved document automatically, don’t panic!! Still, you can recover your document from the backup copy which is automatically created in LibreOffice. Follow the steps given below:

Step 1: After opening the LibreOffice Writer or Calc document head towards the menu Tools / Options.

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Step 2: Once you will click on the menu Tools/ Options you can see a window opening in front of you. Click on the LibreOffice / Paths menu.

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Step 3: If you see in the “path used by LibreOffice” section you will find the “backup” folder containing the latest file that is available to recover, this document was autosaved by LibreOffice.

If you want to open this file you have to start the LibreOffice program followed by going onto the menu File/ Open and open the backup copy (.bak).

The backup copies that are saved by LibreOffice are in the folder location given below:

C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Roaming\LibreOffice\4\user\backup

Note: The option to autosave the copies of in LibreOffice is disabled by default. If you want to enable it to follow the steps given below:

Step 1: Open menu “Tools” followed by Options / Load/Save General, and you will find the box “Always create backup copy” and “Save AutoRecovery information every…” in the “save” section. Tick both the options.

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Once you will do all the above processes, your document will automatically get back-up.

Solution 3: Recover Document with a Professional Tool

This is probably the best and the easiest way you can apply to get all your data back in just a few simple clicks. Introducing Wondershare Recoverit that offers quick recovery and that too in easy steps! We recommend this tool as it is completely free from any harm and secure. Follow the guide given down below and get your data back.

To recover your data from your computer there are three simple steps that you have to follow. These are:

1. Select a location
2. Scan the location
3. Preview & Recover

Let’s discuss this in detail.

Step 1: Select a location

After installing this tool, you have to select the location where you have lost your data. Here you can select the location where you have lost your data followed by clicking on the blue "Start" button to begin the scanning process.

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Step 2: Scan the location

Once the scanning process is started, you can see that all the lost data is getting visible on the screen along with all the details. While the process of scanning is running you can select the types of data you want to search, stop/start the process, preview the file, and do much more.

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Step 3: Preview and Recover Files

Once you have found the file that you were searching for, you can preview the file before you recover it, and after getting sure select it (multiple files can also be selected) and click on the blue “Recover” button. Also, you can select the location where you want to save the recovered data.

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Part 2: Some interesting Questions people ask

Q1. How do I recover an unsaved LibreOffice document?

Answer: If your Libreoffice is unexpectedly closed or crashes off. You get the advantage of recovering your document from the recovery folder. You can go to the “Tools” followed by “Options” then go to “LibreOffice” and click on “Path”. Now you can find the location of your backup and temporary files, all you have to do is find your doc. and restore it.

Q2. Can an unsaved document be recovered?

Answer: If you are using office 2013 then you can get back your lost or unsaved document. What you have to do is navigate to the bottom of "Recent Documents" and click on the "Recover Unsaved Documents" if you are using MS Word, and if you are using Excel click on "Recover Unsaved Workbooks" or in Powerpoint you can click on the "Recover Unsaved Presentations" button. Now in the new window, you can see your saved draft folder.

Q3. Why isn't my deleted file in the Recycle Bin?

Answer: If you cannot find your data in the recycle bin, it might be possible that placing the deleted files in the recycle bin is disabled. If this is the case check the setting of the recycle bin. Come on the desktop and find the Recycle Bin on it, do the right-click on the icon, and in the context menu select the “Properties” option to check the settings of Recycle bin.

Q4. How do I recover an unsaved text document?

Answer: Let’s see how you can recover your Unsaved notepad Docs.


The Bottom Line

So this article was all about some of the interesting facts but mainly on how the LibreOffice document recovery can be done. In this article, we have discussed all the possible and the best working methods that you can apply to recover your unsaved LibreOffice document. You will find two solutions based on LibreOffice and one awesome way to recover any lost or unsaved file. The tool Recoverit from Wondershare is probably the best and the easiest way to recover your lost file anywhere on your computer. All you need to do is a few clicks to recover your lost files. We hope that you liked this post.

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