Edit Word document from SharePoint 2010 list fails

By design Issue #8387918


Bernard V.
Aug 4, 2016
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Steps to reproduce


Office version: Profesionnal Plus 2016
SharePoint version: 2010


Tested with Edge & IE after updating to the Windows 10 Anniversary Update

  1. Go to a document library in the SharePoint site (using the My Site > My Content > Personal Documents, though issue is a general one)
  2. Hover over a Word document in the list, so that the menu triangle is displayed.
  3. Select “Edit in Microsoft Word”

Actual result (Edge)

The document could not be opened for editing. A Microsoft Sharepoint Foundation compatible application could not be found to edit the document

Screenshot: https://imgur.com/WDZXlNN

Expected & IE result

Document opens in Word 2016

Similar issue but different error message



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    Comments and activity

    • Microsoft Edge Team

      Changed Status to “By design”

    • Thank you for the feedback. The issue you are reporting
      appears to have been addressed in the latest version of SharePoint. If you are
      not able to upgrade your SharePoint solution to the latest version then we
      would recommend using Internet Explorer to access SharePoint 2010. Internet
      Explorer 11 supports ActiveX controls used by SharePoint2010 to provide a rich
      experience for your users. MS Edge does not contain support for ActiveX


      All the best,

      The MS Edge Team

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