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Fix for “Office Word has not been installed for the current user”

January 19th, 2013 Leave a comment Go to comments

Microsoft Office Word has not been installed for the current user. Please run setup to install the application.

Yesterday I tried to open a .doc file with MS Office Word 2007. Unfortunately the following error occurredto me


The same error occured when I attempted to start any other application from the office packet.


The solution

1) Go to the directory: %PROGRAMDATA%\Microsoft\OFFICE\DATA
2) Delete the files from the directory
3) Run any other office application.



OS: Windows 7 x86
Office version : 2007 12.0.6612.1000

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  1. Dora
    September 8th, 2013 at 19:01 | #1

    it worked, thanks

  2. jay kay
    September 15th, 2013 at 19:16 | #2

    Seems to be the solution for the problem – thanks a lot!

  3. Ros
    October 10th, 2013 at 14:01 | #3

    worked, but asking tfor activation, or use 25 times

  4. Dave B
    May 8th, 2014 at 00:55 | #4

    After searching far and wide, I finally found this post. Every other ‘fix’ had about 20-2,000,000 steps to fix the problem….needless to say, this was WAY easier! THANK YOU!

  5. Chandrashekar
    December 17th, 2015 at 08:30 | #6

    Worked like a charm :) Thanks a lot.

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