Can't open LO Writer documents

asked 2021-05-04 06:10:53 +0200

CarolynSimon gravatar image

When I click on a document, I get a small box with a red X on top and the word "file" on the bottom. Can't open a new document either. Why?

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Astur gravatar imageAstur ( 2021-05-04 07:03:25 +0200 )edit


Just open LibreOffice and use File -> Open instead of relying to click on icons. That's the only way to tell (decide), whether the icons have a buggy configuration or the problem is with LibreOffice.

Opaque gravatar imageOpaque ( 2021-05-04 11:49:00 +0200 )edit

There might be two issues here. The red X might be a file flagged as not being synched to Dropbox, GoogleDrive, OneDrive, etc.

You can't open a new document either. Can you open LibreOffice?

It could be an aggressive setting in your anti-virus or operating system.

Earnest Al gravatar imageEarnest Al ( 2021-05-05 04:19:07 +0200 )edit