Documents Saved in Libreoffice not Appearing in LM 18

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Documents Saved in Libreoffice not Appearing in LM 18

Postby Javelin Dan » Wed Dec 06, 2017 7:48 pm

Running Linux Mint 18 "Sarah" on an early 2006 imac. I've had this installation up and running smoothly for nearly a year, but this problem has just manifested itself in the last month or so. When I generate a Libreoffice document and try to save it normally (using either the "Save" icon at the top of the page, or clicking "Save as" from the file menu), the action completes without drama (no messages or warnings). But the document does not appear in the desired location. If I try to save it again, I get a message that "This document already exists. Do you want to replace it?" Doesn't matter what I click on, the document still doesn't appear. A search in "Catfish" for the exact document name shows "No Results". Again, this problem has only appeared recently and I haven't changed any settings or permissions...at least none I am aware of. Can anyone help with this? Thank you.

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Re: Documents Saved in Libreoffice not Appearing in LM 18

Postby WharfRat » Wed Dec 06, 2017 10:44 pm

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Welcome to Linux Mint and the Linux Mint forum :)

Your problem sounds very strange especially when you get "This document already exists. Do you want to replace it" when you try and save it again :?

Try this to determine where the files are going.

Save a Libreoffice document as testdoc or whatever name you want then immediately after saving it paste find ~ -cmin -2 -ls in the terminal.

The find will list files in your home folder that changed status in the last two minutes.
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Re: Documents Saved in Libreoffice not Appearing in LM 18

Postby Javelin Dan » Wed Dec 06, 2017 11:41 pm

Thank you for responding. I'll certainly try that tomorrow and let you know either way. FYI - I forgot to mention in my previous post that I am running the XFCE version in case it's relevant.

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Re: Documents Saved in Libreoffice not Appearing in LM 18

Postby Cosmo. » Thu Dec 07, 2017 6:35 am

Launch LO without a module. This gives you a page with the history of the last used documents, so that you should be able to open the questioned one. After you have opened it call the properties from the file menu, where you should see the complete path-name of it. Perhaps you have set a dot at the beginning of the filename, so that this file is usually hidden in the file manager.

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Re: Documents Saved in Libreoffice not Appearing in LM 18

Postby Javelin Dan » Thu Dec 07, 2017 5:47 pm

Here is the output of the command WharfRat suggested - not sure what it means:

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daniel@daniel-iMac ~ $ find ~ -cmin -2 -ls
  2097167      4 drwxr-xr-x  14 daniel   daniel       4096 Dec  7 16:44 /home/daniel/.local/share
  2097624     32 -rw-------   1 daniel   daniel      31939 Dec  7 16:44 /home/daniel/.local/share/recently-used.xbel
  2097305      4 drwx------   2 daniel   daniel       4096 Dec  7 16:44 /home/daniel/.config/xfce4/desktop
  2097585      4 -rw-r--r--   1 daniel   daniel       2336 Dec  7 16:44 /home/daniel/.config/xfce4/desktop/icons.screen0-1424x846.rc
  2232338      4 drwxr-xr-x  13 daniel   daniel       4096 Dec  7 16:44 /home/daniel/.config/libreoffice/4/user
  2228536      4 drwxr-xr-x   2 daniel   daniel       4096 Dec  7 16:44 /home/daniel/.config/libreoffice/4/user/backup
  2228326    892 -rw-------   1 daniel   daniel     909727 Dec  7 16:44 /home/daniel/.config/libreoffice/4/user/registrymodifications.xcu
  2232426      4 drwx------   2 daniel   daniel       4096 Dec  7 16:44 /home/daniel/.config/gtk-2.0
  2228513      4 -rw-r--r--   1 daniel   daniel        202 Dec  7 16:44 /home/daniel/.config/gtk-2.0/gtkfilechooser.ini
  2490385     44 drwx------   2 daniel   daniel      40960 Dec  7 16:42 /home/daniel/.cache/mozilla/firefox/mwad0hks.default/cache2/entries
  2491788      4 -rw-------   1 daniel   daniel       1657 Dec  7 16:42 /home/daniel/.cache/mozilla/firefox/mwad0hks.default/cache2/entries/DC02A1B94CF79BE0694B08C62D828E1A91872117
find: ‘/home/daniel/.cache/dconf’: Permission denied
  2097198      4 -rw-r-----   1 daniel   daniel       1832 Dec  7 16:43 /home/daniel/.cache/upstart/startxfce4.log
  2097234      4 drwxr-xr-x  14 daniel   daniel       4096 Dec  7 16:44 /home/daniel/Desktop
  2097621     16 -rw-r--r--   1 daniel   daniel      14848 Dec  7 16:44 /home/daniel/Desktop/Cast\ Boolits.doc
  2097578      4 -rw-r--r--   1 daniel   daniel         79 Dec  7 16:44 /home/daniel/Desktop/.~lock.Cast\ Boolits.doc#
find: ‘/home/daniel/.dbus’: Permission denied
daniel@daniel-iMac ~ $

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Re: Documents Saved in Libreoffice not Appearing in LM 18

Postby Javelin Dan » Thu Dec 07, 2017 5:58 pm

Cosmo - Not sure what you meant by "Launch LO without a module". What I did do was launch a blank page, click on recent documents, and then hover my cursor over each document on the list. Is this different from what you are asking? Anyway, I could see a path for each document and they were all directed to my "Home" folder even though most were directed to the desktop. However, none show up in my home folder. I did notice that in the output from WharfRat's command, I saw "Denied" a couple of times, though not sure of what I was denied. Any advice appreciated.

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Re: Documents Saved in Libreoffice not Appearing in LM 18

Postby WharfRat » Thu Dec 07, 2017 6:02 pm

Is this the file you edited or created then saved /home/daniel/Desktop/Cast\ Boolits.doc :?:
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Re: Documents Saved in Libreoffice not Appearing in LM 18

Postby Javelin Dan » Thu Dec 07, 2017 6:15 pm

That was a draft I created, then copied and pasted to another forum today. I saved it and for whatever reason I can see it. But any number of recent documents I saved recently I still can't see or recover unless I search "Recent Documents" in Libre Office.

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Re: Documents Saved in Libreoffice not Appearing in LM 18

Postby WharfRat » Thu Dec 07, 2017 6:21 pm

Can you create a document called wharfrat.doc with the content "hello wharfrat", save it the way you normally do then immediately run find ~ -cmin -2 -ls

Have a terminal window open when creating wharfrat.doc.
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Re: Documents Saved in Libreoffice not Appearing in LM 18

Postby Cosmo. » Fri Dec 08, 2017 6:37 am

LO modules are Writer, Calc and so on. If you open the menu there is a command to launch LO without any of the available modules, the title bar says in this case just "LibreOffice", nothing else. The window should show you the history of the last used documents in descending order.


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