Quits immediately after opening, says problem restoring windows
I have many documents I'm working on, and now can do nothing with them - please advise. This is getting quite urgent
First time I’ve used this forum, not sure what shows to everyone. Problem is, every time I open LO it immediately quits, and says it does so while trying to restore windows. I get an option of ‘restore windows’ or ‘don’t restore windows’ but neither helps. I can open a file but can’t do anything with it. It then won’t quit, so I have to force quit each time. I’m using a Mac.
to clarify, it says it quits but actually doesn’t
Than for suggestion of LibreOffice startup always asking reopen windows, but ‘preferences’ os ghosted out so I can’t get to it
Please have a look at → LibreOffice startup always asking reopen windows,
and try the workaround (fdo#39007):
You can bypass this deleting the Saved Application State for LibreOffice at:
~/Library/Saved\ Application\ State/org.libreoffice.script.savedState/
In a Terminal:
$ rm -fr ~/Library/Saved\ Application\ State/org.libreoffice.script.savedState/
Remember: the $ is your username and should not be included in the Terminal entry.
Just copy and paste this:
rm -fr ~/Library/Saved\ Application\ State/org.libreoffice.script.savedState/
And RESTART your Mac. It will boot up without the LibreOffice warning.
Option-click the Go menu
Library from the menu to open the
folder in the Finder.
Click on the
folder Saved Application State
Delete the file
See also: Tagged “restore-windows”
My husband found a folder called “saved application state” in the home library, and this contained another Libre Office preference which needed to be deleted
Everything ok again now (after I started thinking I’d have to buy MS Office to access my files again)
Try backing up and resetting profile: https://wiki.documentfoundation.org/UserProfile