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default program can't find LO on my computer [closed]

asked 2012-05-01 18:26:48 +0200

Marilyn gravatar image

updated 2021-06-02 11:32:24 +0200

Alex Kemp gravatar image

I just installed LibreOffice. I checked that it would open my old OpenOffice documents, (it did) then I uninstalled OO.

Now I cannot get my OO docs to open in LO when I double-click the document, or rt-click and try "Open With". To make matters worse, when I tried to "OpenWith" I browsed for LO, selected 'scalc' from the Programs(x86) Folder, but Adobe was somehow selected as default (checkbox ticked for "always open this type of file with this program") -- now my document always wants to open with AdobeReader.

The only way to open my old OO documents is to first open the LO program and select the document from there. I tried 'saving as' another name but the little Adobe icon stays stuck to the document (icon on the desktop) and insists on opening it in AdobeReader.

I can't see how to get LO into the listing of programs in the "Open With" screen. Help?

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answered 2012-05-01 23:15:13 +0200

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  • Close LibreOffice (and Quickstarter, if enabled)

  • Right-click on the downloaded LibO_3.5.2_Win_x86_install_multi.msi (or similar version)

  • Select Repair

That should restore all LibreOffice file type associations.

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Thank you so much! that worked perfectly and I immediately went to the "open with" function and voila! LibreOffice was in the default selections (it wasn't before). I ticked the "always open with" box and selected LibreCalc (it's a spreadsheet) and all my spreadsheets open with Libre now. Yay!

Marilyn gravatar imageMarilyn ( 2012-05-02 17:10:26 +0200 )edit

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