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User file cannot be found on the computer

Postby Lew3 » Mon Nov 18, 2019 8:57 pm

Just installed a new windows update and now when I try to save get the message my user file can not be found on the computer. Just looking for help on what I should do.
Thanks, Lew
Last edited by thomasjk on Mon Nov 18, 2019 9:13 pm, edited 1 time in total.
Reason: I split your post becasue you do not have the same problem as the original poster
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Re: User file cannot be found on the computer

Postby RoryOF » Mon Nov 18, 2019 9:26 pm

Is the user file an OpenOffice file you had written?
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Re: User file cannot be found on the computer

Postby Lew3 » Wed Nov 20, 2019 3:33 pm

yes, after the m s updates.
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Re: User file cannot be found on the computer

Postby RoryOF » Wed Nov 20, 2019 4:08 pm

Look for it using the Windows system search; if found, use OO's /File /Open to navigate to the found file, select it, and try to open it; it seems to be the case that MS updates often lose files that are open at the time of updating.
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Re: User file cannot be found on the computer

Postby Lew3 » Wed Nov 20, 2019 5:14 pm

thanks, I will give ms a little longer to find the file.
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Re: User file cannot be found on the computer

Postby RoryOF » Wed Nov 20, 2019 5:23 pm

As a last resort, you may be able to recover a previous version of the file - see [Tutorial] How to find and un-delete AOO temporary files for detailed instructions on how to

a) use Previous Versions (W7 and later) to recover previous versions of the file ;

b) recover your file as it was when you last opened or saved it, or as it was when it was last saved with AutoRecovery;

c) find previous versions of the file in the folder it is located in, but which have since been deleted;

d) un-delete the temporary files AOO wrote while you were editing the file, and then deleted. This will recover your file as it was when you last opened or you last saved it.
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