[SOLVED] Word Documents Not Previewing in Explorer Preview Pane

Problem:

The Preview Pane in Windows Explorer is either not displaying the contents for word documents or is crashing when it tries.

Resolution:

The following steps can be used restore Explorers ability to preview word documents.

 

  1. Close any open word documents
  2. On the keyboard, press the Windows (Flag) button and ‘R’
  3. Enter
  4. winword /a
  5. Press ‘OK’
  6. Word will open – restart the computer and the previews should work again

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