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how to stop libreoffice from scanning hard drive for documents?

asked 2017-02-04 20:23:20 +0200

eDee gravatar image

When I open LO it seems to scan my entire hard drive for documents and then pops up with random documents to choose from - how do I stop that?

LO opens quickly, but then takes forever to bring up the random unrelated documents. Plus, it gives an error each time that a specific folder no longer exists. It's a folder that I deleted long before I even installed LO.

How do I stop LO from looking for documents when it opens? Or at least how to I focus it's scanning? If I know how to focus it's scanning I'll create an empty folder for it to scan.

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Please try resetting the user profile, sometimes solves strange issues. Usually it's enough renaming/deleting the file "user/registrymodifications.xcu", it affects all the options in Menu/Tools/Options, and the files "user/basic/dialog.xlc" and "scrip.xlc" are overwritten, additionally custom colors in "user/config/standard.soc" are lost.

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answered 2017-02-05 16:28:03 +0200

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Have you a problem with the document paths? Try checking, on my system it is TOOLS > OPTIONS > LIBREOFFICE > PATHS > MY DOCUMENTS and set this to the valid default folder. Also check the other paths especially, Autocorrect, Backup, Templates, temporary files. All the paths must point to a valid folders....

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answered 2017-02-05 17:20:12 +0200

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updated 2017-02-05 17:22:16 +0200

Try clearing the Recent Documents List in File > Recent documents.

Close LO. Search for any .~lock. files and delete them. They are hidden files - you may need to Show hidden files and folders in Control Panel > Folder Options > View.

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