6.1.4. update. When I attempt to open a LibreOffice document, I get the following error message: "Document Could Not Be Locked.... Read-Only" How to I edit and save previous LibreOffice documents?

asked 2019-01-09 06:26:18 +0100

Windows 10 After downloading update, restarting, and trying to open my first document, LibreOffice will not even open. Get the same message as above and the lock file.

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I read a response suggesting that the ransomware protection be turned off, but that seems like a high price to pay to be able to use LibreOffice. Any other suggestions?

Novice LO user gravatar imageNovice LO user ( 2019-01-09 07:31:07 +0100 )edit

Anything special about the document? is it on a network share?

Mike Kaganski gravatar imageMike Kaganski ( 2019-01-09 08:09:15 +0100 )edit

Mike, this error message appears for any and all word or spreadsheet documents I try to open. The docs are on my desktop that is not on a network share.

Novice LO user gravatar imageNovice LO user ( 2019-01-09 17:02:18 +0100 )edit

Well - then did you try the suggestion you mentioned ("that the ransomware protection be turned off"), to see if it is really the reason of the problem? (You also didn't mention which protection you use, nor the source of the suggestion you are citing.) If it turns out that is the reason, nobody forces you to keep it disabled, but at least you would have something to mention here, to possibly find some other suggestions or explanations. Without that, we can only guess if this or that is the problem.

Mike Kaganski gravatar imageMike Kaganski ( 2019-01-09 19:15:40 +0100 )edit