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Discus and support Windows 10 Office 365 cannot open files from: recent file list in Microsoft Office and 365 to solve the problem; 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... Discussion in 'Microsoft Office and 365' started by esmorax, Nov 13, 2016.

  1. esmorax Win User

    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!

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    esmorax, Nov 13, 2016
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  2. Excel & Powerpoint thumbnails not showing in windows 10 file explorer after updating to office 365

    I recently updated to Office 365 and removed my previous version of office. Now I cannot see thumbnails in file explorer for excel and pptx. I can see Word and Adobe. Anyone got a solution?

    Moved From: Office / Unknown/other / Windows 10 / Office 365 Home
     
    GayleCilfone, Nov 13, 2016
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  3. Bamby99 Win User
    Office Jump lists contain two links to each file: local and Onedrive. Onedrive’s cannot be removed from the list (right click has only Open option)

    Office Jump lists (I checked Word and Excel) contain two links to each file, when the file was opened locally: local and Onedrive. Onedrive’s cannot be removed from the list (right click has only Open option)

    This is on Win 10, with Office 365. The folder is synched with OneDrive.

    Is there a certain setup to control it?

    In what folder are the jump lists stored?

    Thank you,
     
    Bamby99, Nov 13, 2016
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  4. Kari Win User

    Windows 10 Office 365 cannot open files from: recent file list

    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:


    Windows 10 Office 365 cannot open files from: recent file list [​IMG]


    ... and allowing OneDrive to open desktop Word / Excel / PowerPoint:

    Windows 10 Office 365 cannot open files from: recent file list [​IMG]
     
  5. esmorax Win User
    Dear Kari,

    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.


    Windows 10 Office 365 cannot open files from: recent file list [​IMG]


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    esmorax, Nov 13, 2016
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  6. Kari Win User
    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):

    Windows 10 Office 365 cannot open files from: recent file list [​IMG]



    Windows 10 Office 365 cannot open files from: recent file list [​IMG]


    When done, open the documents browsing to them (Open Other Documents ) and let the list be repopulated:


    Windows 10 Office 365 cannot open files from: recent file list [​IMG]
     
  7. esmorax Win User
    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:

    Windows 10 Office 365 cannot open files from: recent file list [​IMG]



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    esmorax, Apr 5, 2018
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