File cannot be opened in the client application(Word, Excel) SharePoint 2010

This can be caused by any one or more of the following conditions:

  • The user is running a 64-bit version of Internet Explorer.

  • The ActiveX control necessary for opening the file in the Office client application not being installed in the browser.

  • Microsoft Office is not installed on the client computer.

  • The version of Office that is installed is earlier than Office 2003

  • Security settings in Internet Explorer prevent ActiveX controls from running.

  • The client browser is Firefox, but the Firefox plugin for ActiveX is not installed. This plugin enables Firefox to open Office documents.

  • The browser does not support ActiveX.


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