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libreoffice 7.03 crashing [closed]

asked 2020-11-29 19:36:00 +0200

thiswildride gravatar image

updated 2021-05-16 16:29:33 +0200

Alex Kemp gravatar image

7.03 won't open existing files from previous version. just grinds and 'not responding'. in Windows 10.

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answered 2020-11-29 21:34:14 +0200

Earnest Al gravatar image

It looks like Defender controlled folder access issue at first glance. Either allow access or turn off Defender Controlled Access

Allow LibreOffice access to controlled folder

The below numbered list is from Use the Windows Defender Security app to allow specific apps

  1. Open the Windows Security by selecting the shield icon in the task bar or searching the start menu for Defender.
  2. Select the Virus & threat protection tile (or the shield icon on the left menu bar) and then select Ransomware protection.
  3. Under the Controlled folder access section, select Allow an app through Controlled folder access
  4. Select Add an allowed app and follow the prompts to add apps. You need to allow access to soffice.bin

Turn Off Defender Controlled Access

Select Start  > Settings  > Update & Security  > Windows Security > Virus & threat protection. Under Virus & threat protection settings, select Manage settings. Under Controlled folder access, select Manage Controlled folder access. Switch the Controlled folder access setting from On to Off.

3rd Party Anti-virus

If you do have a third party anti-virus go into settings and then look for something like anti-ransomware or folder protection. Have a look at the blocked apps list, if you see soffice.bin in there change it to Allowed (you might have to read AV help if not obvious). Otherwise go to the Allowed Apps setting and allow soffice.bin, this might not be easy so you might have to add the different LibreOffice executables (Calc, Writer, etc.) to the Allowed list. Note that 3rd party anti-virus might make files Read Only so you can create a new file but you can't save it subsequently. Sometimes, you might need to reboot after allowing a program access.

Cheers, Al

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