17 Sep Microsoft Word is Opening All My Files
“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”
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.
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.