Fixed - Outlook 2016 Won't Open Word Attachments

Having no idea about how to fix Word experienced an error trying to open the file email attachment in Outlook? Use Remo Repair Word tool to automatically fix and preview the Word file for free with minimum efforts.

How to fix error cannot open Word attachments in Outlook 2016?

MS Word is a vital application to work with files and documents. Sometimes, a single mistake will make your document corrupt or inaccessible. Consider a case, where you have been encountering an error saying Word experienced an error while trying to open the file when you try to open it from Outlook.

When you get stuck with such case with your Word document and not able to access it from Outlook, then don’t worry because you can manually fix the issue. To resolve the Word file issues, follow these steps:

  • Right click the Word file that is showing error and click Properties icon
  • Click Unbox and hit OK button after all things get done

If you still experiencing the same error while opening Word attachments in Outlook, then follow the below instructions:

  • Move the Word file into same folder and launch Word, click on File menu, then hit Options
  • Click on Trust Center and hit Trust Center Settings option
  • Click Trusted Locations tab and press Add new Location
  • Under the Add new Location, select the moved folder location and click OK button

After the completion of manual steps, you will be able to open the Word attachments in Outlook without any problem. In case, if you get the same error while opening the Word document from Outlook, then it indicates that your file is corrupted. In such situations, you need to use Remo Repair Word. Being a user friendly application, both technical and non-technical users will know how to fix corrupt Word file in an efficient manner.

Steps to resolve cannot open Word attachments in Outlook 2016 / 2013 with Remo Repair Word

Click Download icon to get Remo Repair Word trial for free. Install the software to your Windows computer and fix the issue cannot open Word attachments in Outlook by following the detailed guide explained here:

Step 1: Launch Remo Repair Word and “Browse” the Word document saying Word experienced an error trying to open the file email attachment, then click “Repair” icon.

Browse Word Document and hit Repair

Step 2: Tool automatically starts fixing the Word file issues which you can see through the progress bar.

View repairing progress

Step 3: After you get “File Repaired Successfully” message, click on “Preview File” to view the fixed Word document

Preview repaired Word file

Step 4: Click “Browse” option to choose the destination location of your choice and hit “Save” button to save the repaired Word file.

Save repaired file to any desired location

Outstanding traits of Remo Repair Word tool

  • Non-destructive: The software is a read-only application that will never alter or damage your original file content during the entire repair process. It only extracts the content and save it in a new file to fix the issue without modifying the original file structure.
  • Safe and easy to use: Remo Repair Word is 100% safe from all kinds of viruses and malware infection. It is designed with user friendly interface that is simple yet effective to fix all Word file errors.

With the aid of Remo Repair Word, you can easily repair Word document of any format or size with utmost ease. It is capable of fixing the corrupted, damaged and highly encrypted DOC / DOCX files in simple clicks. In addition to fixing, it also retrieves text, OLE objects, hyperlinks, bullet lists, formatting from unreadable Word document.