Windows 10: PowerPoint 2016 - locally stored passworded ppt will not open offline Solved

  1. Posts : 9
    Windows 10 Enterprise
       15 Jun 2017 #1

    PowerPoint 2016 - locally stored passworded ppt will not open offline

    Hi all,

    This is for one of my company's VP's so it's urgent for me.

    Problem: User is downloading a passworded ppt doc to their desktop and when they open it while not on a network (ie WiFi disabled), it just doesn't open. When they are on network, it opens right after the password is put in.

    If this were on a network drive, the problem would be obvious. Since it's on a local drive, I'm totally at a loss.

    Anyone ever seen behavior like this before? Any ideas as to what could cause it?

    Version: Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2016

    OS: Windows 10

    Hardware: HP Elitebook Folio 9480m
    Last edited by ricecracker; 15 Jun 2017 at 10:15. Reason: Clarification
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  2. Posts : 9
    Windows 10 Enterprise
    Thread Starter
       15 Jun 2017 #2

    Update: The issue resolved itself. I'm chocking it up to intermittent runtime lag and "PEBKAC.msc."

    I also posted in the MS answers forum and this is what one of the community mods said:

    "Is it possible that the user has created a link to the file in question and not actually downloaded the file itself?

    Rightclick the icon, choose Properties and it should give you some clues.
    And while you're there, check the General tab; see if there's an UNBLOCK button or checkbox. If so, choose to unblock the file and try opening it again."
      My ComputerSystem Spec


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