Assign files to LibreOffice

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This description refers to the version LibreOffice 6 under Windows 10.

The video "Open file with LibreOffice" links to this page here, which contains further information and details.

This video shows how files can be opened with LibreOffice and how files under Windows 10 can be assigned to LibreOffice by default.

Link to the Video

Link to the Video: Assign files to LibreOffice Video in Work
Link to the Video (in German-DE): Datei öffnen mit LibreOffice

Open file with LibreOffice

Icon to LO-Writer

Check the assignment in the file explorer

In File Explorer (also called "Windows Explorer") one can see if the files, e.g. "doc", "docx", "odt" and "ott" are assigned to LibreOffice on Windows by default.

The file icons will then match those of LibreOffice.

open file

Then the files can be opened in the File Explorer by double-clicking.

Alternatively we open Writer.

Via the "Open" icon 201807 LO HB Symbol Öffnen.png , we open the desired file.

However, if the files are assigned to other programs, the file can only be opened via the open program LibreOffice.

Assign files back to LibreOffice by default

In the file explorer we can allocate files again by default to the program LibreOffice.

We right-click on a file and select "Open with" and "Choose another app".

We click on "More Apps ↓" and select "LibreOffice Writer".

Now we put a checkmark on "Always use this app to open .odt (or .doc) files".

If Writer is not available, click on "More Apps ↓" and search for the program.
Mostly under C:/Program Files/LibreOffice/programm/
Select program.
The file names there are:
LibreOffice = soffice.exe Writer = swriter.exe Calc = scalc.exe Impress = simpress.exe Draw = sdraw.exe Math = smath.exe Base = sbase.exe

We close LibreOffice again.

The file type ".doc" (or ".odt" depending on what was selected) is now assigned to LibreOffice again. 201807 LO HB Dateityp doc-Symbol LO.png

The process can be performed accordingly for the other LibreOffice modules (Calc, Impress Draw, etc.).

Further Information

Change default programs in Windows 10

See also: Change default programs in Windows 10

Documentation / Manuals

Documentation / Manuals

Any questions?

For questions on this topic go to Ask.LibreOffice