Can't create folders in document directory

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Can't create folders in document directory

I am having a major problem that started a few weeks ago.

Documents Directory is selected. I click on “New Folder” at top or click on
documents and choose new folder from the menu, the try to name the folder.

Consistent error message:

“Can’t find the specified file.

Make Sure you specify the correct path and file name.”

When I click try again I get a message that the file or folder does not
exist.

So weird since I’m not looking for a file! And the error messages make no
sense.



I’ve checked a few folders in my document directory and they are “read
only” Documents inside are readable, but I can’t make a new folder to put
them into.

Uninstalled LibreOffice and reinstalled: same problem.



Should I look for another open source writer?

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Regina Henschel Regina Henschel
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Re: Can't create folders in document directory

Hi Peggy,

Peggy schrieb am 23.03.2021 um 01:21:

> I am having a major problem that started a few weeks ago.
>
> Documents Directory is selected. I click on “New Folder” at top or click on
> documents and choose new folder from the menu, the try to name the folder.
>
> Consistent error message:
>
> “Can’t find the specified file.
>
> Make Sure you specify the correct path and file name.”
>
> When I click try again I get a message that the file or folder does not
> exist.
>
> So weird since I’m not looking for a file! And the error messages make no
> sense.

Please tell us, which operating system do you use, and whether you use
the dialogs from the operating system or the dialogs provided by
LibreOffice. And you should tell us, which version of LibreOffice do you
use.

Creating folders depends on operating system.
>
>
>
> I’ve checked a few folders in my document directory and they are “read
> only” Documents inside are readable, but I can’t make a new folder to put
> them into.

Have you already tried to set the folders to writeable?

>
> Uninstalled LibreOffice and reinstalled: same problem.
>
>
>
> Should I look for another open source writer?
>

No. First you should check, whether it is a problem with settings in
your operating system.

Kind regards
Regina


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