How do I remove files from the list on the home screen of the Office app that are no longer in existance?

Keir Tilford 21 Reputation points
2020-10-13T23:41:53.237+00:00

I recently bought the Samsung tablet S7+ and when I launch the Office app on the tablet to access Excel, Word etc. (I have a subscription) on the Home screen listed under "Older" listed are 3 Powerpoint plugin files from when I received my MBA from a school back in 2013. When I click on the files it says "Can't open" the file. Then when I attempt to remove the files from the list they do not remove and remain on the home screen? How do I remove the three plugin files?

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Office Management
Office: A suite of Microsoft productivity software that supports common business tasks, including word processing, email, presentations, and data management and analysis.Management: The act or process of organizing, handling, directing or controlling something.
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  1. Dave Patrick 426.1K Reputation points MVP
    2020-10-18T02:42:28.8+00:00

    I posted solutions for windows desktop . This looks like a mobile phone question so I'd suggest asking for help in dedicated forums over here.
    https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/msoffice/forum/mso_amobile
    https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/msoffice/forum/mso_imobile

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  1. Dave Patrick 426.1K Reputation points MVP
    2020-10-17T21:02:50.977+00:00

    Some options below. The first did nothing for me but the second and third both worked.

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    (from windows recent right-click)
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    (from excel open dialog right-click)
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  2. Keir Tilford 21 Reputation points
    2020-10-18T02:32:54.6+00:00

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    I attempted that but it still did not work. See attached!

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  3. Keir Tilford 21 Reputation points
    2020-10-18T02:34:05.577+00:00

    When I press remove from list it does not remove.

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