[FIX] "Word Experienced An Error Trying To Open The File" Solved | Troubleshooting Microsoft Word 2003/2007/Office 365/2010/2016

We are all aware of what is word process? Millions of users are using Microsoft Word for creating & editing word files. Bloggers are well aware and using it widely to make & publish articles online. In Windows or Mac the Microsoft Office online powerpoint, Excel & Word are best products to write and save documents online or offline and to work with document and files. Let's check out; how to fix the problem 'word experienced an error trying to open the file' that you cannot open MS Word attachment sometimes from Outlook. Follow to try these suggestions. Word experienced an error trying to open the file in Microsoft Office 2016, 2013 - Moreover, ms office for android tablets is also there to use on the go. But sometimes, there are problems with Microsoft Word and it shows the message; "Word Experienced An Error Trying To Open The File... ... " and the file failed to open properly. After troubleshooting Microsoft word it is seen that this error is neither related to the downloading of that particular file nor with the operating system. It is related to "Trust Center" setting withing MS Word itself. Learn how to troubleshoot Microsoft word and get rid of Microsoft error message "Word Experienced An Error Trying To Open The File".
Word Experienced An Error Trying To Open The File
Word Experienced An Error Trying To Open The File
Last time we have seen, How to Fix Video Thumbnail Preview Not Showing in Windows File Explorer. And today we are again going to see a new tutorial on how to fix MS error in Windows. When I was trying to open a word file downloaded from email, my MS Word showed me the error message as Word Experienced An Error Trying To Open The File. Initially, I thought it was my mistake that I downloaded the wrong file or something have had happened with the downloaded file. But after troubleshooting Microsoft word I got the solution in "Trust Center".

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Fix 'Word Experienced An Error Trying To Open The File'

If you too getting this error message while opening word file and not able to access it then I recommend you to try this below given steps to fix it.

1. Open Microsoft Word with BLANK DOCUMENT.
2. Go to File >> Options >> Trust Center.
3. Click on 'Trust Center Settings...'
4. Now in the left panel, choose 'Trusted Locations'.
5. IMP: On the right panel, click on 'Add new location...' Here, you will get a small window, in path add: 'C:\' and check the box 'Subfolders of this location are also trusted'. And then click 'Ok' button.

6. Do above step No.5 again for "D:\" drive or if you have "E:\" and so on. This is an important step as well.
7. Then click 'Ok' on 'Trust Center' and the 'Word Option' window.
8. Now you have to save this Blank document on any drive.
9. Close MS Word and reopen with your desired file.
10. Your problem should get fixed.

Let me know if you still getting this error or if you know something new and easy way than this, you may share it with comment section below, we would glad to add it on this page.

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