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Old 11-15-2005, 09:38 PM   #1
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wine 0.9 can't open files using msword

So the problem is that I can't open files (or save them for that matter) using msword in wine 0.9. I downloaded the Debian .deb file from winehq. Install went well no errors. When I installed msword I also received no errors. Word gives me this error when I try to open a folder, switch to a differnet folder or save:

The folder 'C:\windows\Personal' isn't accessible. The folder may be located on an unavailable volume or protected with a password.

And the command line error, running behind wine, is:

err:ole:StdMarshalImpl_ReleaseMarshalData could not map object ID to stub manager, oxid=800000009, oid=4
err:ole:CoReleaseMarshalData IMarshal::ReleaseMarshalData failed with error 0x8001011d

I made sure the permissions are correctly set, user and group are set to rwx, and the folder does exist. The folder is in my home directory and I have had no other problems accessing any files on that partition.

I'm using word 97 and have tried setting wine to use all versions of windows and nothing changes in any scenario. I've done some research, but haven't found anyone that has had the same problems. Let me know if you have any suggestions.


edit: I can open files, but only by specifying which file to open on the command-line when I start up wine:

$ wine winword c:\\windows\\Personal\\test_file.doc

Opens the file test_file.doc, but doesn't really do any good since I can't edit it and save it after it is open.

Last edited by torsin; 11-15-2005 at 10:11 PM.
Old 11-17-2005, 05:56 AM   #2
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Why bother with wine? Open the msword file in OpenOffice, do what you need to do, save as ms doc, and be done with it. Ms won't know the difference.
Old 11-17-2005, 01:48 PM   #3
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Honestly I don't need ms word, but my wife, who isn't particularly computer savvy, uses ms word quite a bit and doesn't want to have to learn another program (she's still getting used to the migration from windows).
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I don't think the problem is wine. I assume that your c: drive is formatted as ntfs. By default an ntfs drive is mounted as read only. I think, but am not sure that the latest ntfs drivers are capable of reliable read write operations. I would check with another, more reliable source, prior to trying this:

the read, write characteristics of a drive to be mounted are stored in the /etc/fstab file. Take a look at the permissions of the partition corresponding to the ntfs drive. You can type man fstab to learn all of the options you can use to modify the way a drive is mounted.
Old 11-18-2005, 06:56 PM   #5
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I'm dual booting with linux (debian sarge 2.4.27-2-386) & win98se so none of my partitions are ntfs. Also, my c: "drive" is just a folder in my home directory: /home/torsin/.wine/drive_c (there's a link in /home/torsin/.wine/dosdrives named c: that targets above directory). So, I'm pretty sure that's not the problem and I made sure the permissions are set so I can write in all of the folders. As I'm using wine I haven't even tried to use a msdos partition, but am getting it to work on linux and then add the msdos partition that has the word documents I want to be able to edit/create.

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The error could be that you do not have a certain DLL file. Run wine in full debug mode. Probably ole32 is needed and several others.

Go sign up for a trial of VMware. You can still use Windows while using Linux as your primary OS. Using software emulators like WINE will give you problems until all your hair is out.


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