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Postby lexmailman » Sat Apr 30, 2016 7:05 pm

New member needs help. Keep getting the error message, " the requested operation requires elevation", when I try to open a spreadsheet that I put on my desktop (shortcut). Any suggestions on how to correct? What does the message mean? Thanks.
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Re: Error message

Postby RoryOF » Sat Apr 30, 2016 7:54 pm

I can't help with a certain solution as I don't use Windows, but I know this is a Windows message, not an OpenOffice message.
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Re: Error message

Postby keme » Sat Apr 30, 2016 8:42 pm

It means that you need higher privileges than the system grants you by default, and there is no automated solution for determining and granting the additional privileges required. This may happen e.g. if a guest user tries to edit desktop content, a user tries to edit a file owned by a different user, or an ordinary user tries to run a system operation reserved for administrators. Sometimes you can solve it by right-clicking and select "run as administrator".
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Re: Error message

Postby jcarlock » Fri Oct 20, 2017 2:49 am

The problems occur with Windows 8.1 (2015 and later)

"The requested operation requires elevation."
"Windows cannot access the secified device, path, or file. You may not have the appropriate permissions to access the item."

Trying to open, edit, create files with swriter.exe.
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Re: Error message

Postby Forumnewbie » Thu Jun 07, 2018 8:54 am

I've had this issue from the day I bought my latest laptop (3 years ago).
Finally got jack of it and opened this folder to find out that it isn't an OO problem.
So disappointed, was hoping for an easy fix.
Having said that, I did find one.

Right click on the OO shortcut on your desktop, click properties, right click on target and "copy" complete path.
Now right click on the file you wish to open, "open with", now here is where Open Office should be listed. If it isn't, "choose default program" "more options" etc until you get a search box - right click on the search box and "paste" the target line you copied earlier.
Problem solved as all your OO files in the various folders should now show the OO logo and will now automatically open with OO.

Hope this helps.
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Re: Error message

Postby Bill » Thu Jun 07, 2018 4:06 pm

@Forumnewbie: If AOO didn't appear on the programs list, then the file type was associated with a different program or no program at all. That's possibly an incomplete installation.
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Re: Error message

Postby Forumnewbie » Fri Jun 08, 2018 11:33 am

Thank you @Bill.
I thought so too until I tried my fix above. Now everything just works as it had on previous installations on other machines.
Funnily enough AOO now appears on the programs list (options).
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Re: Error message

Postby Bill » Fri Jun 08, 2018 3:20 pm

AOO appears on the list now because you manually added the .exe file to the list. In a normal installation, that isn't necessary. As part of the installation process AOO adds the keys to the Windows Registry that make AOO appear on the list.
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Re: Error message

Postby Forumnewbie » Mon Jun 11, 2018 1:55 am

Thanks @Bill.
How do I check if the installation is complete or not.
I have notices that the logo on my desktop is no longer the AOO logo but a blank page.
Also I've downloaded (and supposedly installed) 4.1.5 only to indicate that my version is 4.1.3

I also receive requests to update the latest Beta test.
I do not have an IT savvy bone in my body so am getting a bit confused about what to do with this and possibly it also may be the reason I cannot seem to get a complete install.

TIA for your help
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