Fix: Word Could Not Create the Work File

Fix: Word Could Not Create the Work File
Upon opening Microsoft Word, the first time your machine boots you may receive the following error message.

Microsoft Word
Word could not create the work file. Check the temp environment variable


1. In Windows, go to Start and type %TEMP%

2. Select all the files in the folder and delete them.

3. Open Word and the error message should get suppressed.

Additional Solution:

1. Open Internet Explorer and navigate to Tools -> Internet Options -> General -> Browsing History -> Settings

2. Ensure current location is set to C:\Users\USERNAME\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Temporary Internet Files

Internet Explorer Temporary Internet Files
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Tuesday, 28 May 2024