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On 4/15/2019 1:07 PM, Alan B wrote:
> Michael,
> "...file does not exist..." can happen when a file's location changes (so
> the file still exists) but the "recent files" entry in the menu is pointing
> to the last place the file was. So, the exact file name, including the
> path, referred to in the menu doesn't exist any more.
> The message can also happen if the file's name is changed but the file is
> still in the same place. Again, from the point of view of the "recent
> files" entry, that exact file name doesn't exist.
> Did you change the name of the file?
> Did you change the location of the file?
> If you did either of the above then you must use the File > Open command
> from the menu and pick out the renamed or relocated file.
> If you didn't do either then my final suggestion would be to search the
> hard drive of your pc for the file. Presuming you're using Windows 7 or
> later do the following:
> Open powershell and enter the following commands...
> cd \
> get-childitem -filter "yourfilename" -force -recurse -erroraction
> silentlycontinue | select-object FullName
> When the command completes there will either be an empty line (file was not
> found) or the path and name of the file, e.g.
> c:\users\me\documents\temp\somewhere\myfile.odt
> On Mon, Apr 15, 2019 at 11:18 AM Michael Pettit
> <> wrote:
>> I have been writing  a book on OpenOffice for several weeks and saving all
>> work as I went.  Yesterday I attempted to resume work and taskbar icon was
>> gone.  I reopened it and attempted to open recent work.  I got a message
>> saying file does not exist.  Multiple attempts to find "mybook" were
>> unsuccessful.  Any way I can recover this?  Thanks.

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