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Can't open LO Base file

Hello List members.

I recently imported files from my old laptop and cannot open LO Base files.
The error message is:

> The connection to the data source "My Database" could not be established.
> The file file:///home/username/filename could not be loaded.
>

I have moved "My Database" file onto the computer I am now using. Maybe the
link has broken.
How can I open and read/write to this file?

All advice appreciated.

Howard

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Re: Can't open LO Base file

Howard -

I'm thinking you're finding the file and double-clicking it to open it in
Base? If so the fact that the file name starts with file:///... and the
message is the file can't be loaded, NOT it can't be found, has me thinking
the file association is changed. If the file association has changed then
the message makes sense if you're double-clicking the file to open it .

Have you tried:
- Open Base
- select the option to "Open an existing database file" in the Database
Wizard
- click the "Open" button
- navigate to the file
- select it and
- click the "Open" button?

If opening Base then using Base to open the file works then the problem is
likely a wrong file association.

On Fri, Nov 22, 2019 at 7:30 PM Howard Barr <[hidden email]> wrote:

> Hello List members.
>
> I recently imported files from my old laptop and cannot open LO Base files.
> The error message is:
>
> > The connection to the data source "My Database" could not be established.
> > The file file:///home/username/filename could not be loaded.
> >
>
> I have moved "My Database" file onto the computer I am now using. Maybe the
> link has broken.
> How can I open and read/write to this file?
>
> All advice appreciated.
>
> Howard
>
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Re: Can't open LO Base file

Alan,

Thank you.

Yes, you are right, I was double-clicking on the file.

Your suggestion worked.

Thanks for your help.

Problem solved.

Howard

On Sat, 23 Nov 2019 at 10:11, Alan B <[hidden email]> wrote:

> Howard -
>
> I'm thinking you're finding the file and double-clicking it to open it in
> Base? If so the fact that the file name starts with file:///... and the
> message is the file can't be loaded, NOT it can't be found, has me thinking
> the file association is changed. If the file association has changed then
> the message makes sense if you're double-clicking the file to open it .
>
> Have you tried:
> - Open Base
> - select the option to "Open an existing database file" in the Database
> Wizard
> - click the "Open" button
> - navigate to the file
> - select it and
> - click the "Open" button?
>
> If opening Base then using Base to open the file works then the problem is
> likely a wrong file association.
>
> On Fri, Nov 22, 2019 at 7:30 PM Howard Barr <[hidden email]> wrote:
>
>> Hello List members.
>>
>> I recently imported files from my old laptop and cannot open LO Base
>> files.
>> The error message is:
>>
>> > The connection to the data source "My Database" could not be
>> established.
>> > The file file:///home/username/filename could not be loaded.
>> >
>>
>> I have moved "My Database" file onto the computer I am now using. Maybe
>> the
>> link has broken.
>> How can I open and read/write to this file?
>>
>> All advice appreciated.
>>
>> Howard
>>
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>
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>
>

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Re: Can't open LO Base file

Great news!

Now if you would  like to get back opening the files by double-click then
(on Windows 10) do the following:

- find the file the same way you do to get the message about file:///...
- RIGHT-click the file
- click the "Properties" option at/near the bottom of the menu
- click the "Change..." button that is to the right of "Opens with:"
- click the program, Base, that you will use to open the file
  + if Base isn't an option click the "More apps ↓" link to display more
programs to open the file
  + if Base still isn't in the list then install LibreOffice again
- click the "OK" button
- click the "OK" button

Now double-click the file and it should open in Base

If you're not using Windows 10 the process will be similar whatever
operating system you're using, earlier Windows versions, Mac OS, Linux.
Select the file, show its properties menu, select the menu option for what
program opens the file, select the program to use.


On Fri, Nov 22, 2019 at 10:55 PM Howard Barr <[hidden email]> wrote:

> Alan,
>
> Thank you.
>
> Yes, you are right, I was double-clicking on the file.
>
> Your suggestion worked.
>
> Thanks for your help.
>
> Problem solved.
>
> Howard
>
> On Sat, 23 Nov 2019 at 10:11, Alan B <[hidden email]> wrote:
>
>> Howard -
>>
>> I'm thinking you're finding the file and double-clicking it to open it in
>> Base? If so the fact that the file name starts with file:///... and the
>> message is the file can't be loaded, NOT it can't be found, has me thinking
>> the file association is changed. If the file association has changed then
>> the message makes sense if you're double-clicking the file to open it .
>>
>> Have you tried:
>> - Open Base
>> - select the option to "Open an existing database file" in the Database
>> Wizard
>> - click the "Open" button
>> - navigate to the file
>> - select it and
>> - click the "Open" button?
>>
>> If opening Base then using Base to open the file works then the problem
>> is likely a wrong file association.
>>
>> On Fri, Nov 22, 2019 at 7:30 PM Howard Barr <[hidden email]>
>> wrote:
>>
>>> Hello List members.
>>>
>>> I recently imported files from my old laptop and cannot open LO Base
>>> files.
>>> The error message is:
>>>
>>> > The connection to the data source "My Database" could not be
>>> established.
>>> > The file file:///home/username/filename could not be loaded.
>>> >
>>>
>>> I have moved "My Database" file onto the computer I am now using. Maybe
>>> the
>>> link has broken.
>>> How can I open and read/write to this file?
>>>
>>> All advice appreciated.
>>>
>>> Howard
>>>
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>>
>>
>> --
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>> CISSP, CCENT, ITIL v3 Foundations 2011
>>
>>

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