how can i recover a deleted open office file

December 16, 2017 at 14:25:16
Specs: Macintosh
i typed a document in open office and when i went to change the font i lost it; i hit the return button after i changed the font and it disappeared, never to be seen again.please help

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December 16, 2017 at 15:02:45
This is a loooong shot...

Do you know what the file was called?

if so... then possibly using something like recuva may help?

There is free trial version whch may do all you need.

A tip for the future... as soon as you start a document - name and save it; and before you make changes (formatting etc.) save it afresh. If you feel to, you could save each step with the same name but with a suffix added.

e.g. myfile.doc, then myfile-a.doc, and then myfile-b.doc and so on...

That way you have something to go back to in event of problems.

Whenever I'm creating a serious item I use that routine...

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December 16, 2017 at 15:04:15
Have you searched for the name of the file - it might have moved somewhere else?

You could also search for the file type (doc or whatever) in case its name changed:

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

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December 16, 2017 at 19:12:05
If you were in the midst of creating the doc & didn't save/name it at least once, I don't think there's anything to recover.

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