7.03 won’t open existing files from previous version. just grinds and ‘not responding’. in Windows 10.
It looks like Defender controlled folder access issue at first glance. Either allow access or turn off Defender Controlled Access
Allow LibreOffice access to controlled folder
The below numbered list is from Use the Windows Defender Security app to allow specific apps
- Open the Windows Security by
selecting the shield icon in the
task bar or searching the start menu
- Select the Virus & threat
protection tile (or the shield
icon on the left menu bar) and then
select Ransomware protection.
- Under the Controlled folder
access section, select Allow an
app through Controlled folder
- Select Add an allowed app and
follow the prompts to add apps. You
need to allow access to
Turn Off Defender Controlled Access
Start > Settings > Update & Security > Windows Security > Virus & threat protection.
Under Virus & threat protection settings, select Manage settings.
Under Controlled folder access, select Manage Controlled folder access.
Switch the Controlled folder access setting from On to Off.
3rd Party Anti-virus
If you do have a third party anti-virus go into settings and then look for something like anti-ransomware or folder protection. Have a look at the blocked apps list, if you see soffice.bin in there change it to Allowed (you might have to read AV help if not obvious). Otherwise go to the Allowed Apps setting and allow soffice.bin, this might not be easy so you might have to add the different LibreOffice executables (Calc, Writer, etc.) to the Allowed list. Note that 3rd party anti-virus might make files Read Only so you can create a new file but you can’t save it subsequently. Sometimes, you might need to reboot after allowing a program access.