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How to fix an error that shows "Could not find this item" when creating a new folder??

asked 2018-08-13 03:35:06 +0200

Felixscout gravatar image

The nitty gritty: Win 10 Pro version 1803 Libreoffice Libreoffice has also been given permission to save in core folders in Windows Defender

I opened my Libreoffice a few days ago and could not get it to create a new folder. Instead this dialogue box pops up:

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So the program claims the documents file is not where it actually is. It also is not saving but I feel if folder problem is solved then the other will be too.

Any thoughts?

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answered 2018-08-13 09:45:23 +0200

Mike Kaganski gravatar image

Try disabling Windows Defender's controlled folder access, or adding soffice.bin to its exceptions.

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Just disabled folder control since Defender wasn't seeing the .bin file. Annoying.

Thank you as well.

Felixscout gravatar imageFelixscout ( 2018-08-15 19:54:27 +0200 )edit

When adding a program to Defender's Controlled folder access exclusions, Open file dialog is limited to .exe and .com extensions - thus does not show the soffice.bin, which is the main executable of LibreOffice. To workaround that, simply enter * (or *.*) to File name box and press Enter to see all types of files; then select what you need.

Possibly disabling the feature altogether is not the best option, since it hardens your security.

Mike Kaganski gravatar imageMike Kaganski ( 2018-08-15 20:31:22 +0200 )edit
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