Microsoft Visual C++ Runtime Library Error

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Microsoft Visual C++ Runtime Library Error

Post by johnpravin » Sat Dec 12, 2020 8:25 pm

when I double click to open office files - excel, word documents, i get this error message.
I have included a screenshot of the error message I get.
When I go to the folder and open the file, it opens up without any issue.
Please advise if there is workaround for this. Thank you.
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Screenshot of error message
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Re: Microsoft Visual C++ Runtime Library Error

Post by NotNull » Sat Dec 12, 2020 8:55 pm

You might be running Everything as administrator.

If that is the case:
  • Enable Everything Service
  • Disable Run as administrator
  • Completely exit Everything by right-clicking the Everything icon in the systemtray and choosing Exit
  • Start Everything.
Both settings can be found under Menu:Tools > Options > General

You are running a virtualized version of MS Office (App-V application), basically running Office in a bubble without a possibility for other programs to see inside or penetrate this bubble (but Office in the bubble can see the rest of your system without problem).
There are limited 'contact surfaces' to interact with Office from the outside world, but that depends on how your organization sequenced (= build) the Office application. They should be aware of interaction with Everything.
(Please don't tell me that you are running Everything on a company machine without approval of the IT department ..)

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