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"This document could not be opened for editing" error message when you try to open documents from a SharePoint 2010 document library by using Office 2013


Consider the following scenario:
  • You configure a Region and Language locale other than English (United States) on a computer that is running Windows 8.
  • You install Office 2013 on the computer.
  • You try to use Office 2013 to open multiple documents from a document library in Microsoft SharePoint 2010.
In this scenario, you receive the following error message:
The document could not be opened for editing. A Microsoft SharePoint Foundation compatible application could not be found to edit the document.

To resolve this issue, install the following update:
2726997 Description of the Office 2013 hotfix package (Owssupp-x-none.msp): June 11, 2013
To work around this issue, use one of the following methods:
  • Set the language locale on the computer to English (United States).
  • Use Windows Explorer view to open the documents from the document library. 


Article ID: 2823322 - Last Review: 08/07/2013 05:51:00 - Revision: 3.0

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