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Cannot open OO writer files from UNC directory

PostPosted: Wed May 30, 2018 9:10 am
by Phil33
Hello,

When I use Windows Explorer to go to a shared directory using a UNC name (such as \\myserver\mydirectory for example), I can see my OO Writer files but they won't open when I double-click on them (it only works with a local directory or mapped drive such a Z:\my drive).

There is a similar post on this forum dated in 2008 that seems to indicate that it got fixed in version 3.1 :
https://forum.openoffice.org/en/forum/v ... =15&t=4870

I downloaded the latest version of OO (4.1.5). My tests are being performed on a Windows 2008 R2 server. Is there anything that I can do to make it work?

Thanks in advance for your answers.

Regards,

Phil

Re: Cannot open OO writer files from UNC directory

PostPosted: Wed May 30, 2018 12:25 pm
by Villeroy
https://libreoffice.org/ provides tools to connect and bookmark many types of network resources, e.g. menu:File>Open remote file...

Re: Cannot open OO writer files from UNC directory

PostPosted: Wed May 30, 2018 12:51 pm
by Phil33
Thanks for your answer but a switch to LibreOffice is not possible. I am looking for a solution with OpenOffice.

Re: Cannot open OO writer files from UNC directory

PostPosted: Mon Sep 17, 2018 2:59 pm
by Sachkh67
Villeroy I have same problem but i dont want to change to Libreoffice can you provide the solution for openoffice

Re: Cannot open OO writer files from UNC directory

PostPosted: Tue Sep 18, 2018 6:16 pm
by Villeroy
Map a drive letter to the UNC path.