Windows cannot find "c:\program files\microsoft office\root\office16\outlook.exe

Last Updated:  June 10, 2020


When users attempt to start an Office Application the following error may occur:

Windows cannot find "c:\program files\microsoft office\root\office16\outlook.exe" Make sure you typed the name correctly, and then try again.

This issue may occur for any Office application and for other non-Office applications.


The cases we investigated were due to Avast and confirmed in the Avast forum,  Per the guidance in that thread a fix has been released and you will get an automatic update.  Please see the specifics in that thread for more information.  

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