When an Office app in Windows 10 doesn’t function as intended, restarting it can fix the problem. If this too, doesn’t work, you can try repairing it. We have seen how to uninstall individual Office apps. Today, we will see how to repair or reset either individual Office apps or all Office apps simultaneously, on your PC.
Reset or repair Office Apps in Windows 10
Rather than repairing the entire Office suite, Microsoft allows you to reset and repair its individual apps as well. You have two options:
Reset individual Office apps in Windows 10
Reset all Office apps simultaneously.
Before proceeding with these steps, make sure you close any running apps on your PC. If you fail to do, there can be problems with the resetting or repairing of the apps.
1] Reset individual Office apps in Windows 10
This method applies to individual Office apps. A plus point of this method is that when you choose to reset an Office app, the data saved in it won’t be changed. Also, your files will be safe and won’t be deleted.
To proceed, type the apps name – eg, Word in Start search.
When the app’s entry is visible in the Search, right-click it, and select the ‘App settings’ option to open its settings.
Scroll down the page to find Reset and Repair options.
When seen, click on the Reset option to reinstall the app.
The process, when completed, will display a check icon.
2] Reset all Office apps simultaneously
Open the Settings app. Navigate to Apps section and select ‘Apps & features’.
Next, locate Microsoft Office Desktop Apps entry and then click on the same to make ‘Advanced options’ link visible.
Click on the link to open the Advanced options page. There, you will get Reset and Repair options.
Click on the Reset button to reset all Office apps. You may use the Repair option if you would like to repair all Office apps, at once.
A post-graduate in Biotechnology, Hemant switched gears to writing about Microsoft technologies and has been a contributor to TheWindowsClub since then. When he is not working, you can usually find him out traveling to different places or indulging himself in binge-watching.