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Unable to Save or Save As any document even in Safe Mode

asked 2020-06-04 18:50:30 +0200

ErnieS gravatar image

updated 2020-08-18 14:59:30 +0200

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Upgraded to latest hoping to solve the problem but it continues. OS system is Mac Catalina latest

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Could you share the LO version you are using? See version in menu Help - About LibreOffice.

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LeroyG gravatar imageLeroyG ( 2020-06-04 19:09:12 +0200 )edit

Most probably the problem is not with LibreOffice but with macOS - see my answer.

Please, if you ask a question here, always provide the information given in Help -> About LibreOffice. This avoids to request the information and is key to provide a sound answer in many cases.

Opaque gravatar imageOpaque ( 2020-06-04 19:37:14 +0200 )edit

The version is

Headarrow gravatar imageHeadarrow ( 2020-06-11 02:26:06 +0200 )edit

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answered 2020-06-05 00:10:51 +0200

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updated 2020-06-05 00:15:11 +0200

LibreOffice Version

I executed as instructed: "Set Full Disk Access for LibreOffice manually in Catalina in System Preferences, Click Security & Privacy, Select Privacy, On the right click 'Full Disk Access', Click on the '+' to add a new application, select LibreOffice, Exit for settings to take effect." It did not solve the problem. I am also unable to Export a file*

I repeated above per instruction and this time it worked. Thank you Opaque for your guidance - you were a big help!

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Best if you post this as a comment to @Opaque answer (that worked). Great that now you can save!

LeroyG gravatar imageLeroyG ( 2020-06-05 00:24:38 +0200 )edit

And why did you add this comment as an answer?

Opaque gravatar imageOpaque ( 2020-06-05 00:25:32 +0200 )edit

answered 2020-06-04 19:32:52 +0200

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updated 2020-06-04 19:40:56 +0200


provide Full Disk Access - even if you already did that in the past (it seems (!) macOS resets permission on each update of an app having Full Disk access).

  • Apple logo -> System Preferences
  • Call Security and Privacy
  • Select Tab Privacy and scroll down to Full Disk Access in the left pane
  • Click the lock symbol at the bottom of the dialog and provide your password

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  • Click + icon beneath right pane
  • Select from the app list and click button Open
  • You should get the following

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  • Close the dialog
  • Start/Restart LibreOffice and test again

Please note If Full Disk Access is already set and you updated LibreOffice recently, remove it and re-grant.

Hope that helps.

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