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Old 04-21-2010, 09:17 AM   #1
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OpenOffice locks Pendrive; can't unmount


When I have several documents open in OpenOffice.org and save one of them to my Pen/Flash drive, and then try to unmount, it won't let me. It says an OpenOffice document is using the drive. Here is the problem: The document refers to isn't the one I just saved to the Pendrive. It's a document saved on my Hard Drive! I close it (which should not be necessary) and try unmounting again. Now it tells me to close the document saved on the Pendrive.

I don't understand why I need to close ALL Openoffice documents to unmount the drive. Not sure if this is a bug in OpenOffice or in Ubuntu. Either way it's annoying and is a complete waste of time to be messing around with closing and opening documents every time I want to unmount an external drive.

I have tested this on various computers all running Ubuntu 9.10, with both Gnome and LXDE. Same results. Ubuntu, I hate you!
 
Old 04-21-2010, 07:50 PM   #2
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Temporary files.

Show hidden files when viewing the flash drive.
 
Old 04-22-2010, 08:19 AM   #3
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Temporary files.

Show hidden files when viewing the flash drive.
Okay, but is there a way to make it not make temporary files on external drives?
 
Old 04-22-2010, 01:56 PM   #4
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I have no idea. Have a look in the preferences. Or copy a working draft to the hard disk then only copy finished files to the flash.

You could submit a request to OO.org if you feel that badly about it.
 
  


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