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Is it possible to recover an overwritten version in Calc?

 
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 30, 2006 7:07 pm    Post subject: Is it possible to recover an overwritten version in Calc? Reply with quote

I'm usually pretty careful / paranoid about backing up. I synchronise my data actoss several machines / drives in order to always have a fall back copy. However I've managed somehow to overwrite an important spreadsheet with an earlier version and in doing so I've lost 6 months of data input (ouch!!).

Is it possible to recover an overwritten version in Calc? I'm running XP.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 30, 2006 7:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not unless you had a backup somewhere else.

I feel your pain!
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 30, 2006 7:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for your sympathy!

Oh well I'd better just bite the bullet and start again!

I've turned on versions in calc, so hopefully that will give some added safeguard in the future, have you used this feature?
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 01, 2006 3:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Before starting at new I would check

Tools > Options > Load/Save > General > Always generate backup copy

and maybe even: Always save Autorecovery every ... minutes
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 01, 2006 3:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ok thanks, I'll investigate that too.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 01, 2006 11:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I used to use an undelete tool on Windows to recover deleted files. The old version may still be recoverable with such a tool.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 01, 2006 11:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah thanks, i tried a couple of undelete apps but no luck! I've fixed it the hard way, re-entered all the data, Oh well I didn't really need that Sunday off!
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 02, 2006 6:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

My important files, I usually save a new copy every month or so and I append the current date. So, I save as "Investments_20061002" on October 2. Then, I use that file for a month.

This provides a running version, and if something goes bad, I only have to move to the previously saved version. I also try to run backups onto a second hard drive, but if I mess up, in the file and not notice, then I will backup a bad file onto a good file (which is where versioning comes in).
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