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I can't get Libreoffice 4.1.3 to install on windows 7

asked 2013-11-16 04:01:42 +0200

Matt7 gravatar image

updated 2015-11-06 04:26:42 +0200

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I've downloaded the installer package several times using up much of my bandwidth. Each time I try to install the Libreoffice 4.1.3 I get an error message:

"error 1305.Error reading from file LibreOffice_4.1.3_Win_x86.msi Verify that the file exists and that you can access it."

I've been doing some searching and found the recommendation to uninstall older versions. The latest one I had on this machine was LibreOffice 3.3. Perhaps foolishly I followed that recommendation and uninstalled the older version but still can get the new one to install. Any help would be appreciated.


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answered 2013-11-16 04:38:22 +0200

Matt7 gravatar image

Something about the error message finally started me thinking the problem might lie in the location of the folder. On a whim I moved the installer file from the "Downloads" folder to my personal folder under "Users". The next attempt to install worked without hesitation. I suppose the problem must have been with "permissions" or some similar issue.

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answered 2015-06-12 11:45:23 +0200

bodvar gravatar image

Thanks. Having spent a lot of time trying out other solutions w/o luck, this solved the problem. However, I find it curious that after downloading (repeatedly) to the \Downloads folder there was no option in right-clicking to run as admin.

Please insert this solution: to download to the user's folder, not into Downloads folder. Shouldn't be much trouble but would save so many faithful users (some of them even paying!) a lot of trouble.

One more: I had several times earlier tried to install 4.4 and even 3.7, all without luck but with a similar (or same—long time ago so I cannot be sure) error message.


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answered 2013-11-16 14:59:30 +0200

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MSI 1305 is "file read problem", one of the most common is a file/folder permissions. Moving file to another location can help. More info:

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Thanks!! Work for me aswell

Jalano. gravatar imageJalano. ( 2014-02-02 14:48:35 +0200 )edit

answered 2016-11-04 23:04:10 +0200

Louie gravatar image

This solution does not work for me. I tried moving it to several local folders, but still am told to verify that the file exists and that I have permissions to access it. I use Windows 10. Please advise. I have spent more than three hours on this niggling matter already.

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