Windows 10: Windows 10 Office 365 cannot open files from: recent file list
Windows 10 Office 365 cannot open files from: recent file list
Dear Tenforums users,
Since a few weeks I found myself unable to open any documents (Word, Powerpoint) from the 'Recent files list' in my office applications. Everytime I try to open it, I get the message: "The item you selected is unavailable. It might have been moved, renamed or removed. Do you want to remove it from the list?"
I already tried the automatic repair function but it was in vain so far.
Thank you in advance!
Finnish but not finished
Can you open those documents from File Explorer? I mean if you double click an Office document in Explorer, does it open normally in Word / Excel / PowerPoint?
If you save your Office documents on OneDrive, can you open them on desktop Office apps when Edit in Word / Excel / PowerPoint is selected in browser:
... and allowing OneDrive to open desktop Word / Excel / PowerPoint:
I can open Office documents normally when double-clicking in the file explorer. I also tried editing Word document in OneDrive and it seems to work fine.
The only problem so far seems that I cannot open any Office document from the 'recent files' list...
I also noticed that the Office icons are missing in my start menu (Windows 10), however on my taskbar the icons work fine.
Finnish but not finished
OK, the files are not corrupt.
I've had same kind of issue a few times, luckily not too often, and the only thing I have found to fix it has been to clear the list of recent files (right click and select Clear unpinned Documents):When done, open the documents browsing to them (Open Other Documents ) and let the list be repopulated:
Thanks for the tip! I followed all above steps.
So far I can open files from the Recent files list when I enter Word itself, however I still am unable to open any documents using the Word icon pinned to the taskbar:
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