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when trying to open a file get this message "does not exist".

asked 2019-02-20 15:48:22 +0100

dockteran gravatar image

C:\Users\abelnancyd\AppData\Local\Temp\Lee's estate Nancy's to work with.ods does not exist.

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Are you really trying to open a file saved in your temporary directory? Is it possible that you opened a file saved there by some application that gave you some preview (say, you opened some attachment), and you didn't pay attention where you worked with it, and later the initial application cleaned up after itself, removing your file?

Mike Kaganski gravatar imageMike Kaganski ( 2019-02-20 15:55:00 +0100 )edit

Thanks, I have recovered it and it is now working.

dockteran gravatar imagedockteran ( 2019-02-20 18:56:44 +0100 )edit

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answered 2019-02-20 18:39:59 +0100

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updated 2019-02-20 18:48:26 +0100

The mentioned message was most likely sent when you tried to open a file from the thumbnail image shown in the pane of the stardesktop if not yet a document was opened, or from the picklist you get shown on >File>Recent Documents.
Mor precisely worded it is telling you that the document's file isn't found under the URL saved for it. In most cases the respective file still exists (and can be found using the file manager of yourOperatingSystem), but was renamed or moved to a different folder. It may, of course also be deleted - but not by LibO.

Please always report the circumstances to sufficient detail if you post about a problem. There are more than one way to try to open a file, e.g. An answer may depend on the way. Help the helpers!

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