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asked 2016-09-25 18:53:36 +0200

maritzt gravatar image

If I use the "open with" option in certain directories, then LibO gives me the "access denied" message

This is some of the paths effected : Access to /media/maritz/BA5E692A5E68E09D/Users/maritz/Documents/Templates/Fax Template.docx was denied. Access to /media/maritz/BA5E692A5E68E09D/Users/maritz/Documents/VEHICLE MATTERS/Payment Calculator.ods was denied. Access to /media/maritz/BA5E692A5E68E09D/Users/maritz/Documents/Security/Alarm Panel Table.xls was denied.

Paths not effected and opening files successfully are: /home/maritz/Documents/ /home/maritz/Dropbox/

OS: Ubuntu 16.04 (snaps install) Installed LO Version: Build ID: libreoffice-

Any idea what is the problem

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Same problem here. Can't access a file which is on my mounted drive.

GenZai gravatar imageGenZai ( 2017-02-24 13:33:14 +0200 )edit

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answered 2016-09-26 12:11:23 +0200

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Is /home/maritz/Documents/

referring to:

/media/maritz/BA5E692A5E68E09D/Users/maritz/Documents/ ?

Or are the other folders mounted drives? I am not sure how snaps are meant to work, but the idea is of course to isolate them from the system. Thus they may restrict access to mounted media.

I would also try to rename the files and folders and remove empty spaces (Fax Template.docx -> FaxTemplate.docx) Maybe snaps have a problem to deal with those. I would also post this question on Since snaps are a new Ubuntu technology, the people understanding your problem are much more likely to sit there.

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