Password removed from Writer file

I was concerned to discover that one of my Writer files that is password protected opened today without requiring me to enter its password. I am 100% certain I didn’t remove it manually. I’m wondering if it was auto-recovered and if that triggered this?

Is this a bug or has anyone else experienced this?

I am using this version:

Version: (X86_64) / LibreOffice Community
Build ID: 56f7684011345957bbf33a7ee678afaf4d2ba333
CPU threads: 4; OS: Windows 10.0 Build 19045; UI render: Skia/Raster; VCL: win
Locale: en-US (en_US); UI: en-US
Calc: threaded


Autorecovery also makes sure to not remove passwords. What you describe is highly unusual and scary. I an inclined to suspect a user error - but please make sure, that if you discover a scenario where it really happens, please file a bug report.

Thanks for the reply.

I can’t imagine how I could have done this accidentally since I would have needed to select Save As and then untick the password box. I typically save with Ctrl-S as I work.

I have submitted a bug. Thanks for the help.

Bug tdf#158934