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can't open files in google drive

asked 2020-04-12 21:04:38 +0200

kalsedon gravatar image

I just started to use Ubuntu 19.10 and have a Libre Office problem.

I added my Google account to GNOME accounts.

I can see and reach my files with the Files program. I can open PDF and MP4 files w/o problem.

However Office docs can not be opened by libreoffice; it tries to open but suddenly stops with no error message.

If I copy the doc to local drive, it just works fine.

It looks like a cache problem but I don't know how to fix it.

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Would you mind to tell us the error message?

Opaque gravatar imageOpaque ( 2020-04-12 22:26:33 +0200 )edit

The approximate problem is that the files mounted with gvfs are handled as hash keys. The same problem occurs if you want to upload the file to a website with Chrome.

I have read about it elsewhere and nautilus reads the human readable filename form some attribute, but LibreOffice, Chrome and likely other programs doesn't.

Hope it can help you on the way towards a solution.

Cheers

heinemeier gravatar imageheinemeier ( 2020-05-28 23:07:39 +0200 )edit

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answered 2020-04-12 21:49:25 +0200

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updated 2020-04-12 21:51:12 +0200

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