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asked 2012-08-02 02:13:59 +0200Spring Chicken
Today, I was prompted by Libre Office to download an update. I clicked on the link which led me to the Libre Office website, from where I downloaded a 201MB file named LibO_3.5.5_Win_x86_install_multi.man . However when I double click on it, I get the dreaded "Windows can't open this file" message. What to do now?
Using Win 7 64
Strangely, previous updates did not have that hiccup.
answered 2012-08-04 07:58:36 +0200Sveinn í Felli
The Libreoffice packages for Windows are in a MSI-format these days. Your LibO_3.5.5_Win_x86_install_multi.man might have been accidentally renamed to .man extension during save; try to rename the package to LibO_3.5.5_Win_x86_install_multi.msi (which is the name used in the download site).
answered 2012-08-04 09:32:00 +0200tohuwawohu
@Spring_Chicken: using a checksum, you can verify the integrity of the file you've downloaded. See the Wikipedia page on on checksums.
To check it, you need two things:
The checksums for all the LO downloads are available on the "
Info" page of every download. Take care to get the checksum for the specific file you've downloaded - OS, LO version, Language, Program or Help pack.
To calculate the checksum for the file you've downloaded, there's a lot of freeware software around - check the mentioned Wikipedia article for links.
If you encounter problems installing a program, make sure to:
Run downloaded file" or something like that directly from the browser's download dialogue, installation may fail if the browser saves the download read-only. So, you should choose "
Save locally" or "
Save on local disk" in your browser's download dialogue to save the download, and then open the download directory with Windows Explorer and run the file from there.
answered 2012-08-04 00:53:23 +0200Spring Chicken
Sorry tohuwawohu ; I had not seen your comment, due to the obscure interface of this forum. I don't know what is a checksum and I never used it. I deleted my download and downloaded it again... but I have the same message.
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Asked: 2012-08-02 02:13:59 +0200
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