Microsoft Office, Word, Excel, stops showing recent files on local hard drive

Frank Natoli 1 Reputation point
2024-03-22T11:16:20.2333333+00:00

Starting a few days ago, all my Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2021 apps, Word, Excel, etc., do not show recent files except a handful on a customer's SharePoint.

All was normal, recent files OK, until a few days ago, when on the customer's SharePoint I opened a file from the SharePoint using Word.

After that, all apps only see recent files on SharePoint.

I can create or edit files on my local drive with Word, close, restart, no mention of those files.

I can create or edit files on my local drive with Excel, ditto.

Apparently all Office apps are focused solely on SharePoint.

How to undo that?

Also, Help no longer has About option.

How does one get Help, About data now?

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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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