What Can You Do to Fix Microsoft Word 2010 Won't Open

An error notice appears when I attempt to open a Word 2010 file 'While trying to open the file, Word encountered a problem. Please give the following advice a shot' occurs, and a proper file opening is impossible. How can I fix this issue?

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Dany· Answered on Mar 10, 2023

You can use the Task Manager or boot into Safe Mode to open your Word, Excel, or PowerPoint file.

  • To begin, select "Property" from the context menu when right-clicking the problematic Word document.
  • After clicking "Unblock," click "OK." An "Unblock" button is not visible in a properly functioning Word file.
  • After that, this file ought to open without any further issues. If this issue affected many of your files, you could attempt the following steps: Before opening Word 2010, place these files in the same folder, choose "File," and then "Options."
  • After selecting "Trust Center," select "Trust Center Settings."
  • Click "Trusted Places" after that, then select "Add new location."
  • When finished, click "OK" after selecting the folder where you have just moved your files.

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  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\Office14

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