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I basically never want to use the feature. How to? There’s another question here that answers how to disable it in Linux via a command-line option in .bashrc, but I don’t think that can be done in Windows?

Edit: Additional information:

  • I am on Windows 10

  • No Recovery.xcu anywhere on my C drive.

  • even if I discard recovery data, then the next time I open the same file there is no recovery prompt. But when I shutdown Windows without shutting down LibreOffice first, then I get the prompt the next time I open the file.


Can I prevent LibreOffice from prompting for document recovery?

when it launches or I open a file?

To disable when launching a LibreOffice program

Start LibreOffice with the --norestore command line option:

  1. Right click on the “LibreOffice” Writer start menu entry.

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  2. Click “Properties”.

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  3. Add --norestore to the end of the “Target” entry.

  4. Click “OK”.

  5. Repeat steps 1-4 for each of the programs in the LibreOffice suite.

To disable when opening a file

Uncheck the “Save AutoRecovery information every:” option:

  1. Start “LibreOffice”.

  2. Menu “Tools” > “Options”.

  3. Expand “Load/Save”.

  4. Select “General”.

  5. Uncheck “Save AutoRecovery information every:”.

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  6. Click OK.

  7. Close “LibreOffice”.

Now you can open files.