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Libreoffice stuck in read only mode

asked 2019-01-04 15:58:22 +0200

DJPeter gravatar image

When I opened and tried to edit files, The pop-up window read, "Error saving the document Passwords:Object not accessible. The object cannot be accessed due to insufficient user rights." I did notice on the main menu toolbar the "Window" tab there is a filed ticked as "(read-only) Libre-Writer." After two days i finally discovered that it was due to my dual boot with Windows. I booted in windows to play games, then shut down and booted into Linux mint. Then when I went to use libreoffice and other programs, I would get a error telling me that I was not the owner of the files and couldn't modify or delete them. At first it seemed Windows renamed my files and permissions but I found this https://www.howtogeek.com/349114/shut... and https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.howt....

So this is more of a fyi for anyone who has similar problems.

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answered 2019-03-26 22:33:20 +0200

MichaelSch gravatar image

That was exactly what happened to me. I had just set up a dual boot with Linux next to Windows 10. On shutting-down Win 10 for the first time after installing Linux, Windows went into hybrid-sleep state and my second disk partition was locked, so I couldn't write on it from Linux. The error message was this:

Object cannot be accessed, insufficient user rights

It's not actually a LibreOffice problem, more a conflict stemming from Windows. If you have the same problem, do this:

  1. Toggle off "fast boot" in Windows Power settings/Choose what the Power button does
  2. Make sure to "Restart" and not "Shut down" from Windows. Restarting will completely shut down the kernel so the files on your harddrive are unlocked.
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