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Sharing files between two machines

I have two machines, both running Ubuntu 12.04 - one my main machine and the other an old Thinkpad - and both running LibreOffice Writer. Before I got hold of the Thinkpad, I began writing a document on my main machine with no problems. When I got the Thinkpad, I copied the document onto a flash drive so that I could work on it away from home, copying the edited document back onto the flash drive and then, after returning home, copying it back onto my main machine.

But now I find that I can't open the document on my main machine unless the flash drive is inserted, even though it's right there in my document folder. Effectively, that means that I do not have a valid copy on my main machine any longer - a situation which worries me slightly.

It seems that I've unintentionally created a link which I didn't want.

Any ideas from anyone, please?

Sharing files between two machines

I have two machines, both running Ubuntu 12.04 - one my main machine and the other an old Thinkpad - and both running LibreOffice Writer. Before I got hold of the Thinkpad, I began writing a document on my main machine with no problems. When I got the Thinkpad, I copied the document onto a flash drive so that I could work on it away from home, copying the edited document back onto the flash drive and then, after returning home, copying it back onto my main machine.

But now I find that I can't open the document on my main machine unless the flash drive is inserted, even though it's right there in my document folder. Effectively, that means that I do not have a valid copy on my main machine any longer - a situation which worries me slightly.

It seems that I've unintentionally created a link which I didn't want.

Any ideas from anyone, please?