How To Fix Errors On Opening Microsoft Office Documents in Windows 10

Windows 10 Guide

After upgrading from Windows 7 or 8.1 to Windows 10, some people are getting errors while using Microsoft Office Products. Here we will help you know how to fix errors on opening Microsoft Office documents in Windows 10. Users are getting error while opening Microsoft Word, Excel or PowerPoint in Windows 10.

Some of the Errors faced may be like:

  • Word experienced an error trying to open the file in Microsoft Word
  • This file is corrupt and cannot be opened in Microsoft Excel
  • The application was unable to start correctly in Microsoft PowerPoint

Before going forward for any solution, try the following to see if things start working fine.

  • Download and run the troubleshooter [ KB3086786 ] from Microsoft

How To Fix Errors On Opening Microsoft Office Documents in Windows 10

Option 1:

  1. Run Command prompt as Administrator, Right-click on Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator
  2. Copy following command and paste to it command prompt
    • icacls "%programfiles%\Microsoft Office 15" /grant *S-1-15-2-1:(OI)(CI)RX
  3. Press Enter. Output of command should be similar as following:
  4. You should get an output like : Successfully processed ‘X’ files; Failed processing 0 files
  5. That’s it. Next time you open any Microsoft Office document, no error should be thrown

If option 1 does not work for you, then try repairing the Office utility. For that, follow the steps below:

Option 2:

  1. Open Control Panel
  2. Select Programs
  3. Then Uninstall a Program or Programs and Features
  4. Select the Windows version for which you are getting error
  5. Right click
  6. Select Change
  7. A setup will start to run
  8. Select Online Repair
  9. Click Repair
  10. Once the setup completes, no error will be thrown for opening Microsoft Office documents

We hope that we finally helped you get rid of the error issue. Please share your comments with us.