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Sometimes LibreOffice doesn't start

asked 2016-04-09 04:06:51 +0200

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Maybe 1 out of 3 times I try to open an ods file from Explorer, nothing happens. I try repeatedly and nothing repeatedly happens. I open Task Manager and see that lots of copies of soffice are running but none are actually doing anything. Any ideas why or how to fix it?

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It can happen even if Calc is already open with other documents.

endolith gravatar imageendolith ( 2016-04-11 20:40:51 +0200 )edit

Using the Quickstarter under Options → Memory seems to prevent this problem.

endolith gravatar imageendolith ( 2016-05-03 23:14:01 +0200 )edit

Actually the Quickstarter doesn't fix the problem. Calc can be currently open, but if I open more .ods files they spawn scalc.exe instances that never start.

endolith gravatar imageendolith ( 2016-06-02 22:22:25 +0200 )edit

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answered 2016-04-09 13:11:02 +0200

updated 2016-04-09 13:12:24 +0200

1 of the following:

1) Damaged filesystem

1.1) Run chkdsk /V /B X: (where X is the drive letter), as Admin, to try to repair it.

1.2) If #1.1 doesn't do it, you need to back everything up to other drive, preferably use a Linux to clear the drive, and install Window$.

2) Corrupted LO profile. You need to delete or rename %APPDATA%\libreoffice\4\user (LO4) or %APPDATA%\libreoffice\5\user (LO5) after rebooting.

Everything assumes >XP.

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It does work sometimes, though. If I kill all the existing processes and try again, it usually works.

endolith gravatar imageendolith ( 2016-04-10 18:33:12 +0200 )edit
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