Multiple clean word documents open upon computer startup. Need help.

Hi,

Every time i open my computer multiple word documents open automatically. For every new startup more and more documents open. It started out with just two and now it opens seven. 

Please help me prevent word from opening all these documents upon computer startup. I have windows 10 and office 2016.

Kind regards,

Thomas

 

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Last updated September 21, 2019 Views 2,037 Applies to:
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Try the workaround that involves creating a new user profile. 

Microsoft is aware of the bug, I believe. No time frame for a fix is known. 

Stefan Blom
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I found that creating a new profile is was required to solve this issue.  MS Office has a "Repair" function, which is accessed on Windows 10 by going to All Settings --> Apps, and Under "Apps & Features, find "Microsoft Office 365 - en-us", click on it Once and it will give you two options, "Modify" or "Uninstall", select "Modify".  From there click "Yes" to allow changes to your device, assuming you have the privileges to do so or get your administrator to assist with this process.  Then, an Office window will appear asking if you want to do a "Quick Repair" or "Online Repair".  I chose "Quick Repair" and found success, and would suggest that you do this first, restart your computer to see if it works.  If not, then do the "Online Repair".  If that doesn't work, then create a new profile as a last resort.

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