Why do I keep getting Unable to open Converter **** messag

May 18, 2020 at 08:04:06
Specs: Windows 10
I get 14 such messages when I start to use Word, and even Microsoft technician couldn't sort it, or my organisation's Computing help desk.
This is a real pain in the arse. I completely uninstalled Office and reinstalled it, and the same error immediately returned. And I don't either need the converters or need to be told that they can't be opened.

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#1
May 18, 2020 at 09:34:24
Which version of Office do you have? The converter kicks in when old old version of Office is used to open files created on a newer version of Office.

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#2
May 18, 2020 at 09:54:41
You can try this and see if it helps:

1. Go to File > Options. The Word Options window will pop up.
2 Click Advanced.
3. Under General heading, remove the check beside Confirm file format conversion on open option
4. Click OK.

MIKE

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#3
May 18, 2020 at 11:59:06
The check had already been removed, so no good, but thanks for the suggestion.

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#4
May 18, 2020 at 12:41:47
Does this happen with all files or only one or two?

If only for one or two, try doing a repair:

Open Word
Select Open
Navigate to the troublesome file and Highlight it, do not double click to open.
In the lower right corner, click the Arrow head next to the word Open
Scroll down to Open & Repair and select.

If it is all your doc's then you can try a complete repair of Office.

MIKE

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#5
May 18, 2020 at 13:19:13
You could also try an Uninstall / Reinstall again,
but this time use an uninstaller that removes all the flotsam and jetsam
MS has a habit of leaving around.

I use Geek Uninstaller
https://geekuninstaller.com/

You could also try Revo Uninstaller
https://www.revouninstaller.com/

Both have free versions.

MIKE

http://www.skeptic.com/


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#6
May 18, 2020 at 15:07:38
unable to open converter when opening word document
https://bit.ly/2LEuOVl

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#7
May 19, 2020 at 01:57:10
I have Office 365

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#8
May 19, 2020 at 05:19:03
Does the converter need to go to the Internet to do its thing?
If so, is it blocked by your firewall?

-- Jeff, in Minneapolis


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#9
May 19, 2020 at 05:26:05
The issue is that the convertors are not needed, because there is nothing to convert!

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#10
May 19, 2020 at 06:02:13
You can try and UN register the key.
See this thread:

https://helpdeskgeek.com/office-tip...

MIKE

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#11
May 20, 2020 at 10:36:06
"I have Office 365"

Are you opening files created with Office 365?


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#12
May 20, 2020 at 12:45:56
The problem happens when I open a new file in Office 365, or sometimes when I copy and paste into such a document.

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#13
May 20, 2020 at 17:28:44
There are many, many possible fixes in my post #6
There is bound to be one that will fix yours.

Here are a few.

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us...
https://www.wintips.org/solved-word...

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