Recovering files which no longer exist

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Onlyme53
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Recovering files which no longer exist

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I have an issue with OpenOffice trying to recover files which have either been deleted or have had their name changed. How can I prevent them from trying to recover these non-existent files every time I open OpenOffice?

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Re: recovering files which no longer exist

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Press Cancel when prompted for recovery. If you continually get recovery messages on new files, you need to review your work practice.
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Re: Recovering files which no longer exist

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Hi, Thanks for this, but perhaps I didn't explain myself properly. Pressing Cancel does take me out of the recovery screen but I want it not to even go there as the file in question doesn't exist so there is nothing to recover. Also, it is only ONE file it keeps trying to recover, I don't have a work practice issue. What happened was that I deleted a file from my archive while it was still open in Openoffice. Then my computer crashed so next time it opened it tried to recover the file as it didn't close the previous time. Now every time I open a file in OpenOffice it keeps trying to recover this non-existent file. I have tried deleting OpenOffice e then downloading and reinstalling but it still doesn't go away.

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Cancel should tell OpenOffice not to try to recover that file any more.
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Re: Recovering files which no longer exist

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Recovery is logged in the registrymodifications.xcu file in your user directory.

You can edit that file to change the value of the item "org.openoffice.Office.Recovery/RecoveryInfo"

It has just one property "Crashed"
If the value in your file is "True", then change it to "False" (no quotes)

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<item oor:path="/org.openoffice.Office.Recovery/RecoveryInfo">
	<prop oor:name="Crashed" oor:op="fuse">
		<value>false</value>
	</prop>
</item>
If there is an item "item oor:path="/org.openoffice.Office.Recovery/RecoveryList">"
it probably mentions the file that is trying to be recovered.

You should remove that item entirely.

That should repair the recovery and it should no longer annoy you.

Same should be accomplished by clicking "Cancel" on the recovery window AND
affirm the next question: Are you sure to cancel recovery.
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Re: Recovering files which no longer exist

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Ok Thanks for this, will try your suggestion

Mario
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