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I cannot open my document files I have windows 10

asked 2017-05-16 21:30:13 +0100

djwalker gravatar image

I have some old document files that were probably originated from Microsoft Word. I am now using Libre. I cannot get the doc files to open. Please help.

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Can you provide such file for download?

Regina gravatar imageRegina ( 2017-05-16 22:13:15 +0100 )edit

I am sorry but I do not understand your question.

djwalker gravatar imagedjwalker ( 2017-05-17 18:47:40 +0100 )edit

A file usually has some bytes at the start of the file, which tell the format of the file. If we know the exact format, we can look, whether LibreOffice has an import filter for it. And getting the file, I can try whether an older version of LibreOffice is able to open it, or any other application is able to open it. Worst case would be, if the files are corrupted.

Regina gravatar imageRegina ( 2017-05-17 19:24:36 +0100 )edit

Upload a sample file to a file sharing host such as Dropbox and edit your question to include the URL to the file.

robleyd gravatar imagerobleyd ( 2017-05-18 01:17:40 +0100 )edit

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answered 2017-05-19 10:16:23 +0100

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updated 2017-05-19 10:17:05 +0100

Do they open when you go File > Open and navigate to the document? If so, you have lost thje file association between .doc and LO - google file association.

If this helps then please tick the answer and/or show you like it with an uptick.

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answered 2017-05-17 17:30:57 +0100

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It might be because the documents may not be compatible for LibreOffice

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