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I cannot open any of my microsoft word files on my macbook

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I cannot open any of my microsoft word files on my macbook and they were fine several days ago. I did do a software update yesterday, but I have this done automatically on a weekly basis.
JA: Thanks. Can you give me any more details about your issue?
Customer: if I click on OneDrive, I cannot access any Word files to open. I did receive a message yesterday stating "Word cannot find the certificate for Microsoft 365" and this has never popped up before. I can access Excel just fine.
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Mac
Expert:  Richard replied 1 year ago.

Hi there and welcome

You are trying to open the files from within Safari on onedrive? Or via another method?

Please let me know

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I have a one drive shortcut folder on my desktop that I am opening the word files from. When I restarted my computer, the word files just started opening.....any idea what happened??? I would hate for this to happen again as these are my work files.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I will be in touch, have to go work now. Thanks for your thoughts.
Expert:  Richard replied 1 year ago.

ok, the certificate was corrupted so it needed to reload it can happen which is why I wanted to know how you access it.

It will be ok, its rare for this problem though I see it here at times.

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