Word, Excel, Entourage & Powerpoint "Application Launch Failure" because of a shared library error: "-<Microsoft Word><CarbonLib><CFMPriv_System><>" Help!

Word, Excel, Entourage & Powerpoint "Application Launch Failure" because of a shared library error: "-<Microsoft Word><CarbonLib><CFMPriv_System><>"  

Help!

Looked in users: library:preferences:microsoft: but could not find the Carbon file (missing?)

How do I reload everything without destroying my files?

jim
 

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Last updated March 26, 2018 Views 250 Applies to:
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In addition to the suggestions on the KB....

1)  Try downloading the combo updater from Apple and run it again rather than using Software Update. Doing so overwrites potentially problem-causing files.

See this link to get the appropriate combo.

Combo updaters will install on the same version as they're applying--no need to roll back or do a clean install.

2) If the combo fails, use "Remove Office" and re-install and update Office. If this does not work, you will need to do an Archive & Install of the OS.

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Refer to the following Microsoft article to troubleshoot this error message:

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/842646

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