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Having access problems saving. Where is the LibreOffice app located on C:Drive?

asked 2017-11-21 00:22:16 +0200

DeanRosario gravatar image

1) I've enabled Windows10 "Controlled Folder Access" 2) Cannot save LibreOffice documents now I need to give permission to allow LibreOffice App to bypass the Win10 block.

Q: Where is the LibreOffice app located on C:Drive?

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answered 2017-11-21 05:47:33 +0200

Jim K gravatar image

Go to Tools -> Options -> LibreOffice -> Paths. It looks like the "Classification" path points to the LibreOffice installation directory by default.

On my system, it is at the usual location.

C:\Program Files (x86)\LibreOffice 5\program

However, any location can be chosen during installation. The 64-bit version of LibreOffice will default to %ProgramFiles% instead of the x86 directory for 64-bit systems.

As far as which file requires permission, try soffice.exe.

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soffice.exe is not the actual binary doing the job. soffice.bin is, which is launched by soffice.exe (or by writer.exe, or other launchers). Actually, there are some other executables, like ones that help convert PDFs. But I suppose that they shouldn't be assigned any special permissions, because they should only write to temp directory IIRC.

Mike Kaganski gravatar imageMike Kaganski ( 2017-11-21 06:32:40 +0200 )edit

answered 2017-11-22 00:35:39 +0200

DeanRosario gravatar image

Thanks for the answers - much appreciated.

I decided to add both soffice.bin and soffice.exe to the "Allowed Apps" and problem solved!!

Again, thank you both for you assistance.

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