Unable to open LibreOffice (file missing)

Hey guys, I have installed LibreOffice onto my laptop but have been having trouble getting the program to open. It keep telling me that I have a file named: api-ms-win-crt-string-l1-1-0.dll missing. I have run an install repair a couple of times, listed as replacing missing install files etc from the LibreOffice site, but it doesn’t seem to have helped too much. Anybody any ideas as to where i have gone wrong? It is version I believe, downloaded and installed within the last hour.

Thanks in advance for any help.

An important point would be to specify here which OS you are working with. Where did you download LibreOffice from?

See Is it mandatory to have Visual C++ redistributable 2015 installed to run LibreOffice 5.4?on for bug and pointer to solution.

This means that MS UCRT (an OS component required for LibreOffice) is present, but broken on your system. See tdf#115405 for an example of such problem.

You could want to uninstall LibreOffice, and reinstall again with logging using a command line like

msiexec.exe /i path\to\linreoffice.msi /l*vx c:\libreofficeinstall.log

and then provide the log (c:\libreofficeinstall.log) here (by uploading it to an online share and modifying your question to include the link to it).

Or you could skip uninstalling/reinstalling LibreOffice, and follow the advice from comment 10 of the mentioned bug, to create the necessary logs.