Bug 145510 - Writer erase template files on directory setting update
Summary: Writer erase template files on directory setting update
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Writer (show other bugs)
(earliest affected) release
Hardware: x86 (IA32) Windows (All)
: medium normal
Assignee: Not Assigned
Depends on:
Blocks: Templates
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Reported: 2021-11-02 10:04 UTC by Mirko
Modified: 2023-09-07 03:16 UTC (History)
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Description Mirko 2021-11-02 10:04:25 UTC
Action: Remove a template directory* from the settings

If the user have RW on folder:
LO provide to ERASE (!!!) templates from the folder.

If the user have only R on folder:
Files stand still (of course).
Then if you try to restore the folder, templates become invisible and not avaiable.

*a shared folder in the network

Steps to Reproduce:
1. remove a directory on the shared network from the template directory settings
2. (if you have RW) try to explore if the templates file are still there
3. (if you have R) add again the same directory

Actual Results:
1. directory is removed
2. template files have been erased
3. no templates are shown in the template manager (update funztion doesn't affect this)

Expected Results:
1. directory is removed
2. template are stand still
3. templates are shown in the template manager

Reproducible: Always

User Profile Reset: No

Additional Info:
Yeah I am sorry this is not a BUG but a more a defective action where own files are unproperly erased by LO
Comment 1 Mirko 2021-11-02 11:16:25 UTC
Please do not consider point number 3
Comment 2 Dieter 2023-02-07 06:01:12 UTC
Mirko, nobody could confirm your bug for more than a year. Since a new major release from LO is available, I'd like to ask you to test with the new LO version 7.5. Can you still reproduce the bug?

Comment 3 QA Administrators 2023-08-07 03:19:17 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 4 QA Administrators 2023-09-07 03:16:02 UTC
Dear Mirko,

Please read this message in its entirety before proceeding.

Your bug report is being closed as INSUFFICIENTDATA due to inactivity and
a lack of information which is needed in order to accurately
reproduce and confirm the problem. We encourage you to retest
your bug against the latest release. If the issue is still
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