Bug 44177 - Can't work with files from a shared folder on another PC
Summary: Can't work with files from a shared folder on another PC
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: LibreOffice (show other bugs)
(earliest affected)
3.3.4 release
Hardware: All All
: medium normal
Assignee: Not Assigned
Whiteboard: BSA
Depends on:
Reported: 2011-12-27 05:14 UTC by moray33
Modified: 2015-07-18 17:27 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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2011-12-27 05:14 UTC, moray33

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Description moray33 2011-12-27 05:14:24 UTC
Created attachment 54846 [details]
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Problem description: I use KDE, openSUSE 12.1. I can't open files from other PC's shared folder directly using LibreOffice. I can open it using Dolphin, but using LibreOffice I can't do anything with the other PC's shared folder; I can't add an image from that folder, I can't save a document in that folder...

Steps to reproduce:
1. Open LibreOffice
2. Create example document
3. Try to save it in other's PC shared folder

Current behavior: I can't manage files in other PC's shared folder using LibreOffice in KDE.

Expected behavior: Can manage files in other PC's shared folder using LibreOffice in KDE.

Please, fix it, I'm installing openSUSE KDE in my work and I need manage documents this way.

Platform (if different from the browser): openSUSE 12.1 KDE
Browser: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Linux x86_64; rv:9.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/9.0
Comment 1 moray33 2011-12-28 15:57:51 UTC
I've been trying different Linux distributions with different desktops and this error persist, so it isn't just an error using KDE.

I've tried Mageia 1 KDE, Mageia 1 LXDE, Linux Mint 12 Gnome, Ubuntu 11.10 (Unity-Gnome).
Comment 2 Florian Reisinger 2012-02-25 08:30:56 UTC
Do you have write / read permission on the destination system??
Can you save anything from a different program??
Comment 3 moray33 2012-02-26 03:55:43 UTC
Yes to both questions. If I open the document with the archive manager (Nautilus, Dolphin...) and after that I save it using the button "Save" there's no problem. But using Libreoffice I can use "Open", "Save as", "Add image from file" or save a new document. So, it looks like LibreOffice can't interact from itself with files in a shared folder from other computer.
Comment 4 sasha.libreoffice 2012-08-08 10:29:15 UTC
This problem was reproducible with previous version of KDE. Currently KDE automatically creates copy of shared file to local folders and gives it to LibreOffice. And after exiting of office asks about uploading back to server.
Drag and drop pictures into document works.
Drag and drop documents into starting window not works.
In general problem is: LibreOffice not understands url like this

So, reproducible in 3.3.4, 3.5.5, 3.6.0rc
Comment 5 retired 2014-12-10 11:53:53 UTC
Does this persist with LO 4.4b2?
Comment 6 QA Administrators 2015-06-08 14:28:37 UTC
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Comment 7 QA Administrators 2015-07-18 17:27:15 UTC
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