maybe I can help here - after finally getting a Mac, I found that I
needed to keep a MsFt machine in order to have these computers
I found that by using DropBox or Google's Drive I could swap
files but if I wanted to access something saved on an external HD, then
that HD had to first be made for the Mac [either (1) copy all files to a
Mac-compatible HD or (2) remove the files, make the HD Mac-compatible then
replace the files; then your files can be seen by these Mac programs]
I'm assuming Win 8 will function as Win 7 ... ... ...
[well, I'm a researcher, historian - was able to maintain the
middle-ground between the computer nerd & the newbie, but that
middle-ground is harder & harder to maintain now]
Hoping this helps,
maybe someone with more computer knowledge will be able to help
> OX X 10.11.6 El Capitan
> LO 188.8.131.52
> I'm working with the first of multiple files that will be located on a
> Windows 8.1 computer. That computer and my Mac are both hardwired to a
> LO seems to have an issue opening the document at the beginning of a
> work session.
> Start Windows 8.1.
> Start OS X.
> Wait until the Mac has recognized and connected to 8.1.
> Start LO to the Start Center. The file I want is listed, but when I
> click on it, I get the message the file does not exist. Even though I
> know it does exist.
> If I click on Open File, I can then navigate to the W8.1 computer, and
> drill down to the folder where the file is and load it.
> Even better, I have the folder that contains the file in the Finder's
> Sidebar. Click on the folder, it opens and I can load the file I want.
> Has anyone else seen this?
Rather disappointing there was no response. :-(
But it seems the problem is worse than I described.
The hard drive in this iMac is partitioned into two partitions. LO's
Startcenter can't open a file that's on the 2nd partition, either.
Mac OS X 10.11.6
Firefox 53.0.2 (64 bit)
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