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asked 2017-05-18 14:29:04 +0100

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Heading ##Libre Office will not start.

Using Windows 10
Libre Office v5.2

When I try to start the program I get the following message:

The application cannot be started. The path manager is not available. cannot find /

I believe this happened after the last update to version 5.2 Any assistance would be appreciated.

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2017.06.02: Me too. Very similar problem to that of gringuk's...

Updated to latest Libre Office 5.2.7 ("the mature 'still' version recommended for enterprises") from 5.2.6. Now, cannot start any Libre application. Get "Libre Office 5.2 Fatal Error...The application cannot be started. The Path Manager is not available. Cannot get type description for type ''!"

This after downloading and running the installer on Windows 10 Pro, all up to date and secured.

VivaLibre gravatar imageVivaLibre ( 2017-06-02 19:36:19 +0100 )edit

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answered 2017-06-02 20:01:54 +0100

After posting my comment above, I ran Windows 10 "Add or Remove Programs," selected LibreOffice and found there was a "REPAIR" button (in addition to "Modify" and "Uninstall"). REPAIR re-ran the Installer and fixed things on my rig so that LibreOffice apps now open and function as expected. (After fixing, the REPAIR button was no longer shown.)

Hope that helps any others with this problem.

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I have tried this, but it hasn't worked. I have uninstalled and reinstalled every three weeks since initial installation on my Windows 10. Any ideas?

kittiesmom gravatar imagekittiesmom ( 2017-06-05 19:30:19 +0100 )edit
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