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From Terry <>
Subject Re: false "recover files" messages
Date Sat, 03 Mar 2012 10:58:02 GMT

----- Original Message -----
> From: Rory O'Farrell <>
> To:
> Cc: 
> Sent: Saturday, 3 March 2012 5:44 PM
> Subject: Re: false "recover files" messages
> On Fri, 2 Mar 2012 22:02:06 -0600
> Umberto Tosi <> wrote:
> Normally such an error message is cured by deleteing or renaming the User 
> Profile, which seems to cure a large proportion of OOo peculiarities.  In the 
> case of the advanced user of OOo, renaming the profile may theoretically be 
> best, as this allows the individual customisation files to be brought forward 
> individually to preserve customisation such as special templates and 
> dictionaries.  To be honest, the only customisation I worry about as a Writer 
> user is the dictionaries; I have the OED dictionary preserved in a download 
> directory and can easily reinstall it; other dictionaries are usually personal 
> names, which vary from project to project, and these dictionaries are easily 
> rebuilt on need, so I'd simply zap the Profile.

Personally, I think that remedy is recommended far too freely and is done so out of laziness. 
It is time-consuming to rebuild a settings folder (aka profile folder).  Often there is a
simpler fix.


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