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general input/output error keeps destroying my work

Hello all, for several months and LO versions now (on Win10 64 bit), LibreOffice (both word and calc) keep destoring my work. Out of the blue I cannot save anymore and just get "general inputs/output error". The file is then of zero size, destroying my work. I've read that deleting the LO user profile should help, and it does. The error is gone, then - until it reappers out of the blue some time later.

I've had it with this stupid problem! Just in the last two hours, I had to go back to an older backup (and the delete the profile) THREE times. The last time, this helped for just five minutes, after which I started writing this article.

So, is there a PERMANENT solution to this problem? To make it perfectly clear: I don't want to encounter this problem EVER again - if there is no GUARANTEED solution, please say so now, so that I can just buy Microsoft office instead and quit LO.

Any help is appreciated, but please limit yourselves to PERMANENT solutions. Thanks in advance!

Cheers, Michael.

general input/output error keeps destroying my work

Hello all, for several months and LO versions now (on Win10 64 bit), LibreOffice (both word and calc) keep destoring my work. Out of the blue I cannot save anymore and just get "general inputs/output error". The file is then of zero size, destroying my work. I've read that deleting the LO user profile should help, and it does. The error is gone, then - until it reappers out of the blue some time later.

I've had it with this stupid problem! Just in the last two hours, I had to go back to an older backup (and the delete the profile) THREE times. The last time, this helped for just five minutes, after which I started writing this article.

So,


Update: I wanted a practical, not a legal solution to my problem. But shame on me for not stating my wishes more clearly.

Back to the practical side:

  • I cannot use a program that corrupts my work at any moment. I just cannot save and backup my files after each key I press, just to make sure the program doesn't corrupt my data.
  • LibreOffice is the only program I have used in the last five years that has consistently and repeatedly corrupted my files, to the point where i just saved empty files.
  • a simple google search shows that this has apparently been a problem with LO/OO for at least seven years.

All mumbo-jumbo about licenses - and hair-splitting about my apparent misuse of the word "guarantee" - aside, this is just unacceptable.

So I ask again: is there a PERMANENT practical solution to this problem? To make it perfectly clear: I don't want to encounter this my problem EVER again - if there is that has a good chance of not leading to the problem reappearing the next time I blink?

If not, switching to Microsoft Office seems to be the only solution. I know no GUARANTEED solution, please say so now, so that I can just buy Microsoft office instead and quit LO.

Any help is appreciated, software is perfect, and I'm old enough to remember Office '97 malfunctions, but please limit yourselves to PERMANENT solutions. Thanks I haven't about any MO error this severe in advance! more than a decade.

Cheers, Michael. Michael.