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I lost the entire content of a open office calc spreadsheet.

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hi, i lost the entire content of a open office calc spreadsheet. i can open the spreadsheet.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Programming
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
by the way I have other similar spreadsheeets are are working fine with all data in place.
Expert:  Chris Baxter replied 1 year ago.


Look in "Tools > Options > OO.o > Paths" for the location of the backups folder. If it is not there or you have not backed it up in the last 24 hours, it may be in the same folder as your original save file, in a hidden folder with a "lock" prefix.

Expert:  Chris Baxter replied 1 year ago.

If not there either, it is not recoverable!

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
i went to tools, options, paths, and i see the backup folder. Now what do i do?
Expert:  Chris Baxter replied 1 year ago.

Assuming windows, you would want to set hidden folders to visible and look for the file that starts with "lock" in the format 'LOCK.FILENAME' See the following link for instructions on how to set folder visibility! :)

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