[Solved] OO Writer sees files as locked

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[Solved] OO Writer sees files as locked

Postby jdshort » Sun Sep 06, 2020 9:06 am

For the past couple of weeks I have been unable to use Open Office Writer. Whenever I try to open anything (.doc or .odt) I am told that it is "locked for editing by Unknown User". I have been running OO 4.1.5 on Windows 10 for a long time. I suspect the problem is specific to Writer, because I have no problem handling .xlsx files with OO Spreadsheet, and no problems opening thing with other applications (PDFs, JPGs, etc). I reinstalled OO 4.1.5, and that didn't work. I then upgraded to OO 4.1.7 but that didn't work either. I then installed Libre Office 6.4.6 (which I use on an Ubuntu machine) and that works fine. However I would like to go back to OO if at all possible, but I'm out of ideas. Can anyone help please?
Thanks
John
Last edited by MrProgrammer on Sat Sep 12, 2020 5:17 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: OO Writer incorrectly sees files as locked

Postby Hagar Delest » Sun Sep 06, 2020 11:17 am

Hi and welcome to the forum!

See: [Solved] OpenOffice files locked.

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