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Cannot start libre office because windows username path has a symbol

asked 2015-07-24 20:46:17 +0100

GloryToMotherRussia gravatar image

updated 2015-09-27 18:25:36 +0100

Alex Kemp gravatar image

I have a symbol for my windows username(∞), and libreoffice gives the error "User installation could not be completed" when attempting to start the program. I'm using version on Windows 7 SP1 64bit. Other windows accounts with normal usernames load the program just fine.

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rautamiekka gravatar imagerautamiekka ( 2015-07-24 21:23:01 +0100 )edit

rautamiekka, that did nothing but waste my time.

GloryToMotherRussia gravatar imageGloryToMotherRussia ( 2015-07-26 20:41:35 +0100 )edit

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answered 2015-07-24 21:16:25 +0100

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updated 2015-07-24 21:17:47 +0100

As I understand it, this is an issue for Windows & not for LO/OO, as for all matters relating to the system (such as folder paths) LO/OO uses the system API to do it's stuff (if this were not the case, then LO/OO could not work the same on 3 completely different OS).

The fix, then, is to change the character that is causing grief.

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Then I guess I wont be using LO/OO.

GloryToMotherRussia gravatar imageGloryToMotherRussia ( 2015-07-26 20:42:49 +0100 )edit
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