[Solved] File password problems

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[Solved] File password problems

Postby smoker » Fri Jul 21, 2017 5:45 pm

I suddenly cannot open any of my ods files that are password protected. I have hundreds of them. I know the password is typed correctly so I sent my husband the file and he can open it using Open Office on his Windows 10 laptop using the password. I tried uninstalling Open Office & reinstalling, uninstalling & restoring it from backup, all to no avail. I also uninstalled and downloaded a previous version, 4.1.1 instead of the 4.1.3 I was using but that did not help. Please help! I am reading online that this seems to be an ongoing issue for many years and seems to be effecting the Mac OSX. I am using El Capitan, V 10.11.6 Any suggestions? :crazy:

My sincere thanks to Robleyd-(for the link especially!). I deleted the app Firefox and now can open all my password 'ods' files and also create new files & pswd protect them. I am so happy! I remembered trying Firefox for a different problem I was having just before this problem with OO happened and that was exactly what it was!!

Thanks to all who tried to help-hope it doesn't happen again but I may just password protect a file folder instead of individual files. :D
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Re: file password problems

Postby RusselB » Fri Jul 21, 2017 11:30 pm

Based on what you have written, my next suggestion would be to make a new User Profile.
For details see [Tutorial]Mac FAQ in particular Q02/A02
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Re: file password problems

Postby smoker » Fri Jul 21, 2017 11:34 pm

did that, did not work but thanks for the suggestion
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Re: File password problems

Postby MrProgrammer » Mon Jul 24, 2017 11:06 pm

Hi, and welcome to the forum.

smoker wrote:I suddenly cannot open any of my ods files that are password protected
Mac FAQ, Q08/A08.

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Re: File password problems

Postby robleyd » Tue Jul 25, 2017 1:21 am

Here is the link for the reference MrProgrammer gave:

[Tutorial] Mac FAQ
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Re: File password problems

Postby RusselB » Tue Jul 25, 2017 3:22 am

The exact same Tutorial linked in my post.
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Re: File password problems

Postby robleyd » Tue Jul 25, 2017 3:33 am

Duh! :oops:
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