Bug 76992 - Other: LibreOffice Pretends a Recovery, where no Recovery is Performed
Summary: Other: LibreOffice Pretends a Recovery, where no Recovery is Performed
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: LibreOffice (show other bugs)
(earliest affected) release
Hardware: Other Windows (All)
: low enhancement
Assignee: Not Assigned
Whiteboard: BSA
Depends on:
Blocks: AutoSave-AutoRecovery-Backup
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Reported: 2014-04-03 11:26 UTC by Harald Koester
Modified: 2019-03-15 12:15 UTC (History)
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Description Harald Koester 2014-04-03 11:26:26 UTC
Problem description: 

Steps to reproduce:
[1] Start LibreOffice and disable option “Load/Save > Save > Save AutoRecovery information. Then  OK.
[2] Create new text document and insert some text.
[3] Save document.
[4] Insert some more text.
[5] Force LibreOffice to close by
   (a) using the task manager (simulates freeze)
   (b) switching off the power supply of your computer (simulates a blackout of the power supply)
Case (a): Ignore the save document dialogue. Just wait until you are asked to end LibreOffice. Click button to end LibreOffice. 
Case (b): Just reboot your system.
[6] Start LibreOffice again. The recovery dialogue is displayed. Hence no recovery information has been saved a recovery dialogue does not make sense at this point. Expected: Inform the user that LibreOffice has been closed unintentionally and that all data changes since the last user save  (step [4]) are lost. Furthermore the user should be advised to enable the option mentioned above in order to avoid data losses in future. And at the end the user should be asked if the last saved document should be opened. A second recovery dialogue, where the user is informed that a successful recovery has been performed is not necessary.

Furthermore I tested the recovery behaviour of LibreOffice in case of a LibreOffice crash. Therefore I used bug 75898. With this bug a complete recovery is possible. That means also the changes after the last user save (step [4]) are recovered. But I do not know if a complete recovery is possible in all LibreOffice crash cases. If not, in this cases the user should also be informed according the description in step [6].
Operating System: Windows 7
Version: release
Comment 1 Buovjaga 2014-10-31 13:01:19 UTC
I confirm, set as enhancement and NEW.

Build ID: 56019dcb79475606952a954fe732a3109441ffec
TinderBox: Win-x86@39, Branch:master, Time: 2014-10-30_07:27:11
Comment 2 Harald Koester 2019-03-15 12:15:58 UTC
Checked issue again with version 6.1.2 (Win 10). The behaviour has not changed.