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From Rory O'Farrell <>
Subject Re: OO registrymodifications.xcu
Date Sat, 16 Aug 2014 08:15:16 GMT
On Sat, 16 Aug 2014 09:47:56 +0200
Andrea Pescetti <> wrote:

> On 01/08/2014 Rory O'Farrell wrote:
> > A question has arisen on the en-Forum concerning file
> > registrymodifications.xcu
> > On a newly installed OpenOffice this starts off at about 22kb. Over time it grows
> I have many of them (several different user profiles), peaking at ~290KB 
> for the version I use most often.
> If I pass it through an XML pretty-printer (such as "xmllint --format") 
> I see many XML fragments about files that I opened: not only those 
> listed in recent documents, but hundreds of them, possibly every single 
> fine that I opened with this version. These XML fragments might explain 
> the constant growth.
> Regards,
>    Andrea.

Thanks for the further information, Andrea. The reason for asking is that one Forum Volunteer
(John_Ha) has a suspicion that many of the occasional problems with OpenOffice which are cured
by deleting or renaming the User Profile, thereby causing OO to generate a new default profile,
could be cured equally well (and without loss of customisation) by simply reinstalling registrymodifications.xcu.
Over time we may need to consider what purpose (if any) the "ancient" history stored in registrymodifications.xcu

Rory O'Farrell <>

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