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Microsoft Word is Opening All My Files

The Problem

“Microsoft word is opening every single Word document I have ever created on my Mac one after the other and I can’t stop it. I am opening Microsoft Word from my dock in Mac OSX. Word is opening and then it opens every single Word document I have ever created”

The Solution

If Word opens a small group of recently used documents
Go to the following location

Apple Menu –> System Preferences –> General

Depending on your MacOS (Operating System) version, do one of the following…

Uncheck the Restore windows when quitting and re-opening apps box.
or
Checked the Close windows when quitting an application box.

If Word is trying to open all your saved documents
Click on the Finder icon at the left hand end of your Dock
Go to the Apple Menu
Select Force Quit…
Select Microsoft Word
Click Force Quit

Make sure you are still in Finder
Hold down the option (sometimes labelled as alt) key and select the Go Menu.
From the Go menu select Library
Now navigate to Saved Application State –> com.microsoft.word.savedstate
Locate the file data.data and move it to the trash.
Restart Microsoft Word …….

You should find that your problem is resolved.

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Matthew Goddard
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6 Comments
  • Wendy
    Posted at 12:25h, 19 July Reply

    Thanks so much! My computer was crashing as it tried to open hundreds of files. Your solution worked like a charm.

  • Suki Sherwood
    Posted at 12:57h, 03 September Reply

    Thank you! This saved my weekend of work!

  • Lowri
    Posted at 22:19h, 11 May Reply

    Awesome! Worked perfectly – thank you so much 😉

    • Matthew Goddard
      Posted at 09:48h, 12 May Reply

      Our pleasure. Glad it helped.

  • Karen
    Posted at 11:51h, 09 June Reply

    Fabulous – really appreciate how easy this was. Thank You!

    • Matthew Goddard
      Posted at 17:43h, 29 June Reply

      Thanks for the feedback Karen. Glad it helped.

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