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when trying to save file, write error cannot save file

asked 2021-06-09 19:51:39 +0200

BIGJOED gravatar image

Tried several times updated libre and restarted several times

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Duplicate question at 313311/when-trying-to-save-file-write-error-cannot-save-file; delete it.

Don't post twice, you're creating confusion.

Question can always be edited.

This question seems common place. Have you searched the site? In any case, if you expect any decent answer, edit your question to mention OS name and LO version.

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ajlittoz gravatar imageajlittoz ( 2021-06-09 19:57:19 +0200 )edit

... and you already worked through all questions found by searching for "cannot save" in search box above to no avail?

Opaque gravatar imageOpaque ( 2021-06-09 20:03:04 +0200 )edit

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answered 2021-06-10 00:12:37 +0200

Earnest Al gravatar image

It is probably an anti-ransomware setting somewhere


You probably need to give LibreOffice full disk access from System Preferences > Security & Privacy. See this site on how to do it if you aren't sure: https://macpaw.com/how-to/full-disk-a... .


Allow LibreOffice access to controlled folder

If you use Windows Defender and don't have a third party anti-virus, else go to 3rd party Anti-virus below

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

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 change the file type to All to see it and to add the Allowed list. Or you might have to start entering Soffice.bin before you can select it in the navigation dialog

navigation dialog starting to enter name

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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answered 2021-06-10 20:42:32 +0200

BIGJOED gravatar image

found out I was has hacked and all my files were changed to Microsoft ext .xlss Had to reload Librepro and the update extensions. Wouldn't do it with the old program

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