Bug 101763 - All previous documents became "read only" and I could not unlock them.
Summary: All previous documents became "read only" and I could not unlock them.
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Writer (show other bugs)
(earliest affected) release
Hardware: All Windows (All)
: medium normal
Assignee: Not Assigned
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Blocks: Read-Only
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Reported: 2016-08-28 10:30 UTC by Bill Derham
Modified: 2017-07-01 10:48 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Description Bill Derham 2016-08-28 10:30:27 UTC
AFter updating from LibreOffice to, all documents previously created became READ ONLY and I could not unlock them. I tried to save a document with a new name and I was told I did not have permission to save to my normal folders in Windows. I tried opening and saving the same documents in MS Word 2010 and Word Perfect X6 and there was no problem. I have WP and MS Word but I mostly prefer Libre Office because of the flexibility in switching between English and German. I uninstalled LibreOffice and reinstalled and the problem disappeared. The only difference in my installation of the newer build of LibreOffice was that I opted to let LibreOffice start when Window (8.1) opened. When I reinstalled, I did not opt to open Libre Office when Windows started.
Comment 1 Buovjaga 2016-09-22 19:51:11 UTC
Would you be willing to try with 5.2.1?
Comment 2 Yousuf Philips (jay) (retired) 2016-10-19 19:22:52 UTC
Hello Bill,

Unfortunately it hasn't been possible for me to reproduce the problem with the provided instructions. If possible, create and attach a screencast showing the steps. There are various free screencast software available for use, including Camstudio and screencast-o-matic.com.
Comment 3 QA Administrators 2017-05-02 11:37:23 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 4 QA Administrators 2017-05-31 10:47:00 UTC
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