[nSLUG] Calc file recovery help

Jack Warkentin jwark at bellaliant.net
Tue Feb 19 16:58:56 AST 2013

Hi Trina

The info you provided about the file you lost was brief, so I am 
assuming that it was a libreoffice or an openoffice spreadsheet file.

I use libreoffice myself, and have my preferences set so that backup 
copies of open files are saved every 5 minutes. When files are closed, 
these backup copies are not normally preserved, but if there is a crash, 
they will be there. For libreoffice on my Debian system they are stored 
in a directory called


I hope you can find a copy of your file in some such directory on your 



Trina Hanson wrote:
> So, I was working on a calc file that I have saved as a .xls file when
> my computer decided this was the time to crash.  I rebooted and when I
> clicked on the file the recovery window came up and when I ran the
> recovery on the file but it failed to recover the file.  When I get
> properties on the file it shows that the size is only 1.5KB.  I have
> tried several google searches but am unable to recover the file.  Any
> help would be greatly appreciated.
> Thanks,
> Trina
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Jack Warkentin, phone 902-404-0457, email jwark at bellaliant.net
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