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 My layout got lost 
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Post My layout got lost
I had The Word customized to my liking, and suddenly all that customization vanished. Is there an easy way to recover it?

I had my Bible translations organized, my dictionaries and commentaries categorized in groups, a useful arrangement of windows, etc. -- all gone.


Sat Aug 10, 2019 10:46 am
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Post Re: My layout got lost
When I go to View -> Layouts, there are two listings under "My Layouts," but neither has any effect when selected.

Are they stored somewhere? Are backups kept somewhere? Is there a way to recover them?


Mon Aug 12, 2019 9:16 am
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Post Re: My layout got lost
Files that contain such data are
config.ini
my.lyts.twm

For a normal installation they should be in your users data folder C:\Users\your user name goes here\AppData\Roaming\The Word

There is no automatic backup of these files..... so unless you have backups your data is lost.

I must admit, I don't know how this situation can happen for no reason.

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Mon Aug 12, 2019 9:35 am
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Post Re: My layout got lost
*sigh*

Ok, will the date stamps on those files show when they were originally created, or last modified, or what? The my.lyts.twm file I find is over five years old, but my most elaborate and time-consuming customizations were only about a year old.

And thanks!

(BTW, I think what happened was a mishap in the course of some housecleaning. I'd noticed a second "Books" subfolder under the usual Books subfolder. I saw no reason to have things nested that deep, so I moved the contents of the nested Books to the parent Books and deleted the empty folder. But on doing a search, I see that the my.lyts.twm file is in the Books subfolder. I would not have expected that. I would have expected configuration files to be in the main The Word folder, or in a special subfolder. Anyway, it's likely that's how it got hosed.)


Mon Aug 12, 2019 1:08 pm
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Post Re: My layout got lost
Normally it is not in the Books folder so perhaps an accidental move. It is hard when layout is lost.

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Sat Aug 17, 2019 3:37 pm
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Post Re: My layout got lost
jonathangkoehn wrote:
Normally it is not in the Books folder so perhaps an accidental move. It is hard when layout is lost.


That seemed like an odd place for it, and I don't know how that would have happened.

Where does it belong? Main "The Word" folder?


Sun Aug 18, 2019 7:31 am
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