"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.

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