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MS Word opens an empty file instead of the file located on a samba share
Andrei Antonie Chiver
Posted 2014-07-15 04:01

What works:
Locally, MS Word 2007 opens any *.doc and *.docx files with double click, as it is associated to these extensions.

What doesn't work:
any files found on samba shares cannot be opened.
Eg, when trying to open test.doc on computer with ip, whose path in my file explorer is:
it opens a new empty file.

Same problem on MS Word 2007 or Word 2010.
So, I guess it is a path related problem.

For example, on pcmanfm file manager found on Lubuntu 14.04 I couldn't even open locally a *.doc file, so I had to change to Thunar file manager to be able
to double click on *.doc file such that Word would open it.

And MS Excel too opens up an empty spreadsheet instead of the file located on samba share. So I assume the entire Office suite is affected by this problem.

Crossover Linux 13.2.0 on Linux Mint 16 Mate edition (with Caja 1.6.2 file explorer)

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