Windows 10: MS Ofice 2016 crash when inserting hyperlink Solved


  1. Posts : 12,774
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       19 Sep 2017 #1

    MS Ofice 2016 crash when inserting hyperlink


    User @Zardoc posted warning about puting GodMode (access to all Control panel items) shortcut to specific folders, as it will make Office apps crash when inserting hyperlink.

    I've confirmed this behavior, as have had exactly the same problem on one computer. Word crashed when trying to insert hyperlink to a file on the PC. In my case GodMode was created on desktop, but was crashing Word when trying to create hyperlink at totally different folder...

    Discussion was going on in Insider announcement thread, but think it deserves its separate thread. And, if anybody doesn't know what Godmode is (all Control panel items)

    Solution again.
    If any of your Office applications crash, when trying to create hyperlink to local file, check if you have GodMode (all Control panel items) shortcut or folder. Delete it.
    Last edited by AndreTen; 19 Sep 2017 at 09:49.
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  2.    29 Jan 2018 #2

    Just confirming this is still an issue with Word 2016 version 1712, build 8827.2148
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  3. Posts : 12,774
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       29 Jan 2018 #3

    Speedbird186 said: View Post
    Just confirming this is still an issue with Word 2016 version 1712, build 8827.2148
    Hope you found this info on time. It took me weeks before finding what is preventing me to inserting hyperlinks...
    With Microsoft moving more and more commands from Control panel to settings, It's easier to give up on God mode...

    And welcome to Tenforums :)
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  4.    29 Jan 2018 #4

    I had no idea this was a problem. Granted, I have not had problems inserting hyperlinks into documents (yet?), but glad I saw this thread.
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  5.    30 Jan 2018 #5

    AndreTen said: View Post
    Hope you found this info on time. It took me weeks before finding what is preventing me to inserting hyperlinks...
    First search result on DuckDuckGo!
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       30 Jan 2018 #6

    Speedbird186 said: View Post
    First search result on DuckDuckGo!
    this is exactly why I started this thread... Tenforums are very high on every search engine :)

    btw, it took me more than one reinstall of Office and worrying about why can't I insert hyperlink on my PC, while I can on every other...
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  7.    18 Apr 2018 #7

    NEVER would have guessed this as cause


    AndreTen said: View Post
    User @Zardoc posted warning about puting GodMode (access to all Control panel items) shortcut to specific folders, as it will make Office apps crash when inserting hyperlink.
    Solution again.
    If any of your Office applications crash, when trying to create hyperlink to local file, check if you have GodMode (all Control panel items) shortcut or folder. Delete it.
    Never in a kazillion years would I have guessed this to be the cause. Thank you thank you thank you for this post!
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       18 Apr 2018 #8

    ASavage said: View Post
    Never in a kazillion years would I have guessed this to be the cause. Thank you thank you thank you for this post!
    that's exactly what I was thinking, when saw the original post
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