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Libre Office not working windows 10

asked 2020-06-23 17:03:49 +0200

singingman gravatar image

I recently had a problem with Windows 10 and had to do a recovery from a boot device. Since then LibreOffice will not run. When I click on the progam icon, the small blue circle goes round for a second then stops. There are no LibreOffice processes running. I've tried re-installing it. I've never had a problem like this before.

I've looked at similar past problems which suggest resetting the user profile. However, I can't even run Libre Office in safe mode. When I try I get the error message: "LibreOffice has stopped working. Windows will close the program and notify you if a solution is available."

I'm running LibreOffice 6.4.3 under Windows 10 Home version 1909.

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How did you try to start LibreOffice in Safe Mode. Did you use the following procedure:

  • Right click -> Run on Windows Start menu (or Windows Key + R)
  • Type "%ProgramFiles%\LibreOffice\program\soffice" --safe-mode into Open text field (including the double quotes)
  • Click OK
  • Click button Continue in Safe Mode


Opaque gravatar imageOpaque ( 2020-06-23 17:44:09 +0200 )edit

Having a system problem requiring a restore, and programs not running after that mean there's still a serious system malfunction. It's not LibreOffice files that fail: you had reinstalled, so now you know that those files are OK. It's not LibreOffice configuration failing: you tried with safe mode. I would say just reinstall your Windows.

Mike Kaganski gravatar imageMike Kaganski ( 2020-06-23 18:28:13 +0200 )edit

Yes. It wouldn't run the basic command. That's when I got the error message.

singingman gravatar imagesingingman ( 2020-06-23 18:32:51 +0200 )edit

Try not only re-installing but explicitly de-installing first then install again.

erAck gravatar imageerAck ( 2020-06-23 19:33:39 +0200 )edit

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answered 2020-06-24 12:41:43 +0200

singingman gravatar image

My solution was to uninstall LibreOffice, then to delete all folders with any reference to LO, including AppData, then cleaned the registry, then re-booted and only THEN re-installed. Seems to be working fine now.

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answered 2020-06-23 19:49:31 +0200

I've been having this problem, and also it will suddenly quit working while in use. De-installed, reinstalled: same results. De-installed and reinstalled an earlier version of LibreOffice: same results. This started after the big last Win10 update, and I suspect that it broke something in LibreOffice.

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